A waiting room most commonly is an area of an office, a practice, or a parlour where people are seated while waiting for their appointment. Waiting rooms can project engagement and care, commercial or administrative interest, neglect, hope, or misery. Designed to provide distraction, comfort, or access to information, they often end up frustrating, infuriating the visitor, becoming a materialized manifestation of time stretched, whiled away, annihilated. The curious atmosphere of these interiors seems to soak up the time waited, spent, lost within them.

This group exhibition focuses on empty waiting rooms and the notion of waiting in the visual realm, displaying photographic works and video art.


Giulia Bruno
John Allan MacLean
Claudia Peppel
et al.

Curated by

Cristina Baldacci, Francesco Giusti, Clio Nicastro, and Claudia Peppel

The exhibition will be on display from 7 December 2016 – 13 January 2017 in the ICI Library.

11 January 2017, 18:00

Opening Hours
Wednesday and Thursday: 11:00 – 16:00
Tuesday: 11:00 – 18:00
Friday: by appointment

The event, like all events at the ICI Berlin, is open to the public, free of charge. The audience is presumed to consent to a possible recording on the part of the ICI Berlin. If you would like to attend the event yet might require assistance, please contact Event Management.