Emanuel de Witte, Master of Light

27_Insta_SHOWS Exhibition of The Year STUDIO OTW

Winner of the Jury Prize as well as the People’s Vote in the category Exhibition of the Year at the FRAME Awards 2018!

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Temporary exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar, 23 September 2017 to 21 January 2018

The theatrical aspect of the design makes this exhibition a hybrid. The traditional exhibition of paintings on the gallery walls is mixed with the experience of a virtual space. There are no props, no tangible architecture. The elements used to evoke the experience are ephemeral. Through a consistent rhythm of the light projections and a careful curatorial intervention in the layout, the light projections above the paintings change the scale of the exhibition walls without marginalizing the works of art. In the abstraction of a common typology of a church interior, the only tangible elements are the original church stools.

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Photography: Mike Bink

For this design Studio OTW worked closely with the lighting designers Theater Machine.

 



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