June 2018


«Architecton: proceedings of higher education» № 35 September 2011


Porchaikina Natalia V.

Associate Professor, Chair of Interior Design, Krasnoyarsk State Institute of Art, Krasnoyarsk, Russia


In contemporary exhibition practice, exhibit and space act as interrelated entities, and we can consider the degree to which space is included into the exposition structure. For example, interrelation between space and exhibit is often emphasized in the ‘white cube’ dialogue as a type of exposition space with exhibits included into it. Another approach to exhibiting is used in classical interiors, where these are used as an exposition platform. Everything here is subordinated to the logic of architectural space: proportions, symmetry of exposition, etc. Having reviewed exhibitions visited, the author proposes the following variants of including space into an exposition and its effects on exhibits.

The space and the exhibit are a single organism forming a concept where these entities are interconnected. Moreover, the space itself becomes an exhibit if the general exposition is made of spatial compositions. In another type of space, the architectural design of the platform dictates the type of exhibits. One more approach is the formation of spatial blocks by means of partitions, special lighting, and use of many halls for individual exhibits. Also, virtual galleries, where space is a standard unit in relation to the exhibit. By varying the parameters of these two entities, space and exhibit, we get criteria using which it may become possible to create a competently arranged exposition.

Key words: exhibit, exposition space, contemporary art, art exposition, degree of inclusion of space into exposition structure

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