Natsumi Sugiyama

exhibition scenography, conception and planning. Realisation by Helmreich Malerfachbetrieb und Fassadensanierung GmbH, 2019

The exhibition design symbolically merges the idea of the traditional museum as a container of objects, where artifacts of the past are kept and displayed with the notion of a undefinable, spontaneous future- oriented present. Working with a 3D- model the artist cut through it with three plates, the resulting shadows on the walls of the exhibitions spaces where then applied to the walls of Schiller Museum. While the color scheme creates a unified look, the intersection of color fields creates a dynamism that creates a sequence of stages that also allow for novel ways of interacting with the works and events presented in the space. Just as the Imaginary Bauhaus Museum exhibition imagines how the original Bauhaus collection of 168 objects by Walter Gropius can be re-imagined for the future, the exhibition design itself reflects this dynamic mix of past and present.