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Starting from the etymology of the term ‘display‘, which refers to the action of dressing inner and outer spaces with tapestries, paintings and other decorative artefacts, the paper focuses on those contemporary hybridizations between display and design that have articulated what one can define...
This article explores how Belgian theatre maker Thomas Bellinck turns the scenography of an exhibition into a critical framework to examine the politics of memory and representation at play on the European continent. In his projects, Bellinck plays with conventional modes of displaying and...
The adoption of theatrical devices in intermedial art is often characterised in terms of the ‘immersiveness’ of contemporary installations or assemblages. These are described as ‘staged’ precisely because they utilise overt scenographic strategies. Claire Bishop, for instance, employs the...
In recent years, a small but growing number of buildings designed by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright have been collected, moved and reconstructed by museums for exhibition. While those involved have done their best to mitigate the physical impact of relocation, the remaking of these...
Many scholars have highlighted the role of scenographic strategies in transforming the ways in which museums display their content. In the course of this article, I want to focus on the use of dioramas in tribal museum display and their role in shaping the expectations and opinions of the...
In 1892 two women scientists mysteriously disappeared during an expedition into unexplored parts of Sweden. The only remaining traces are their collected samples showing evidence of an unknown humanoid species: Homo Aquatis, or the Aquanauts. This story frames the exhibition Aquanauts – The...
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