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Alternative Exhibition Spaces. Multi-criteria Method of Comparative Analysis

Version 1 : Received: 29 May 2021 / Approved: 31 May 2021 / Online: 31 May 2021 (13:53:59 CEST)

How to cite: Stefańska, J.; Kowalczyk, P.; Gawlak, A. Alternative Exhibition Spaces. Multi-criteria Method of Comparative Analysis. Preprints 2021, 2021050781 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202105.0781.v1). Stefańska, J.; Kowalczyk, P.; Gawlak, A. Alternative Exhibition Spaces. Multi-criteria Method of Comparative Analysis. Preprints 2021, 2021050781 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202105.0781.v1).

Abstract

The aim of this article is to make a multi-criteria analysis of various exhibition spaces of an originally non-exhibition character and to determine how these spaces affect the selection of works and the exhibition concept. The analysis is based on the exhibitions of art objects at collective exhibitions in unconventional architectural spaces: commercial, i.e. the modern office building of PBG Gallery Skalar Office Centre in Poznań, post-industrial i.e. in the former Zakłady Przemysłu Ziemniaczanego Lubanta S.A. and in the historic interior of the "U Jezuitów" Gallery of the Cultural Integration Centre in Poznań. The multi-criteria comparative analysis shows a variety of features of the studied spaces as well as the relationship between architecture and art and their mutual interaction. The participatory role of the non-exhibition space in the process of creating an exhibition and selecting works has been proven. It has also been confirmed that the presentation of works of art in originally non-exhibition spaces creates a new quality of the artwork. Unconventional architectural space, when used for the exhibition of works of art, expands and strengthens the area of ​​their influence through the interaction between the work and the architectural space. The specificity of the space adapted for exhibition needs, the presence and type of architectural details in the interior, the quantity and quality of light and its distribution in space, the volume and colour of the interior determine the exhibition space and influence the shape of the exhibitions organised and the reception of the artworks. The only condition for the change of the original function of an architectural space into that of an exhibition space is a coherent artistic vision of the creator. This should take into account the appropriate selection of the exhibited objects, where the process of searching for the relationship between architecture and art determines the features of the architectural space as integral components influencing the realisation of the exhibition .

Subject Areas

white cube; exhibition space; space; work; architecture; site specific; interaction

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