Exhibition Practices draws upon emblematic modern and contemporary art exhibitions to look at the interrelationships and mutual influences between curating, architecture and exhibition design. We will investigate selected exhibitions and their various components: the museum space, curatorial statements, layout and floor plans, display devices, archival material, catalogues and reviews to examine the ways in which exhibition design(ers) continue to play a crucial role in the resentation and understanding of modern and contemporary art.
Each student will research one exhibition case study with a view towards synthesising the key components of the exhibition – the artworks, the curatorial concept, and the institution – in order to conceive a new exhibition design that will be articulated over eight sessions through various media (drawings, sketches and audio/video) to culminate in the production of model that re-presents the ‘new’ exhibition.
Through a selection of key art historical moments, which have often coincided with innovative architectural displays - this course will serve as a crash-course in Modern and Contemporary Art. Exhibition Practices will include a site-visit to an exhibition in London and a meeting with the curator.
Intermediate - Autumn 2013