Space for artCreative project Factory
Do all exhibition spaces always look the same? How are works of art exhibited there? What effect does space have on an exhibition? Some artworks are even specially designed for a specific space. The planning of an exhibition is very important in order to present artworks in the best possible way. Curators therefore develop a suitable spatial concept using a model. In this project, experiment with different design possibilities and develop a room concept for a work of art of your choice with the help of the instructions!
You will need
- model building material
- PC / tablet
- construction program
The “Lepanto” cycle by Cy Twombly (2001) shown here refers to a specific naval battle: the Battle of Lepanto. It evokes specific cultural spaces that clashed and fought for supremacy in 1571. The work was conceived and first exhibited in the Arsenale of Venice: a former shipyard where many of the ships involved in the battle were built. Since 2009, the cycle has been exhibited in this room, which was designed specifically for it.
Does this also apply to your space? What advantages or disadvantages do white walls offer? Is white always neutral?
Choose an artwork for which you would like to design an exhibition space.
You can choose your own artwork or one from our collection and present it in a new way.
Curators oversee a museum’s collections and plan exhibitions. In order to “play” with rooms in the best possible way and to provide visitors with a special spatial experience, they usually use a 3-D model for planning. This represents the architecture of the museum or gallery space. It can also be created digitally using software. In this way, curators place the artworks in miniature in the room and develop a design concept.
- What is a “white cube”?
- Since when have paintings been exhibited on white walls?
- Can you think why this is so?
How and where else are works of art exhibited?
Work in pairs
Introduce your rooms to each other and compare them!