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In the middle of a library you encounter a cabinet of curiosities. With this dreamy installation the French-Algerian artist Kader Attia (b. 1970) searches for the significance of anthropology, politics and science. He uses the story of Jacob’s Ladder, the staircase to heaven in the dream of the patriarch Jacob, to do this. This installation is the latest chapter in Attia’s research into the concept of “repair”, the underlying principle of development and evolution in culture and nature.