Along with lectures and publications, exhibitions allow artists, designers and architects to express themselves clearly. Whether a retrospective or group show, the best exhibitions communicate their stories. Scenographic principals – borrowed from theatre – ensure visual continuity. Today’s curators employ both visual and virtual interactive elements to keep their audiences engaged. Frame went back and selected the best examples of recent exhibition design.
Last summer, Berlin’s Aedes Gallery presented 10 of UNStudio’s milestone projects. The installation was a piece of exploratory architecture in itself.
Dutch exhibition design firm Kossmann.dejong conceived the new Danish National Maritime Museum's permanent exhibition concept.
Atopos Contemporary Visual Culture presented their character design research at Centraal Museum, with a smashed-wall scheme.
Kalhöfer-Korschildgen’s Moving Icon opens up like a curiosity cabinet with interactive elements tracing the evolution of local architecture.
London’s Design Museum opened an exhibition on alternative methods. The Future is Here show was designed to reevaluate manufacturing.
An exhibition on Gio Ponti in Tokoname, Japan, gave Torafu a chance to re-interpret the Italian architect’s powerful modernism.
Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe's interactive overhaul of the National Archives in The Hague invites visitors to dig deeper but also shows them how.
Vaillo + Irigaray Architects' Occidens Museum twenty-first century renovation guides visitors through Pamplona’s fifteenth century cathedral.
Studio Formafantasma staged their latest designs within the stately Geymüllerschlössel, as part of MAK’s second Design Salon series.
Designed by Doshi Levien, the Living Objects exhibition at Belgium’s Grand Hornu displayed everyday Indian objects using a thematic scenography.