Number of Visitors is Jens Haaning and SUPERFLEX’s contribution for Populism, an exhibition which took place in 2005 in Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius; Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt; National Museum og Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo; and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. The project consists of a large digital counter which was put up on the facades of all the participating art institutions. Connected to the ticket office of the institution, the counter continiously show the number of visitors. The installation thereby becomes an illustration of most cultural institutions’ conditions and criteria for success – the more visitors, the more opportunities for economic support.
Graphic design in collaboration with Rasmus Koch. Populism was curated by Lars Bang Larsen, Cristina Ricupero and Nicolaus Schafhausen.