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!


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.




Photography: Mike Bink

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


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