The proposal for a new Australian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale suggests a new way of thinking about exhibition space.
Instead of the typical blank white space, this tower of individualised spaces creates a more intimate experience where each item on show has it’s own box, individually tailored and particularly focused.
It references the old style hallway display boxes that are typical of anyone’s grandparents house, where thumbnails bought at souvenir shops are displayed with pride and individually emphasised.
In other words, things become more significant, and are never lost, as happens in the cavernous white volumes of typical museum or exhibition spaces.
June 5, 2017