Archeology in the Netherlands

‘The fluid forms used for the ribbon ensure a coherent exhibition, even in a narrow space wit a lot of noise caused by the heating system, conduits and construction beams,’ Meevis says. On now at the Rijksuseum van Oudheden in Leiden, the ‘Archeology in the Netherlands’ exhibit is a chronological dislpay of time as a continuous mold. The ribbon display is made of conjoined five-metre-long MDP pieces, while reliefs are molded and cast in Polyurethane. ‘All the sections had to be hoisted by three cranes through a antique staircase to second floor,’ Meevis says. ‘It took a while before we found a partner who was up for the challenge of transporting the pieces from the workshop to the museum.’ Meevis says he finds inspiration in the works of architect Zaha Hadid, especially her designs of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Bahrain and Nuragic and Nuragic and Contemporary Art Museum in Cagliari, Italy.

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