Kumu Art Museum, ‘The Progress of Images. Interpreting Estonian Art and Photography of the 19th Century’: exhibition design

Location: Weizenbergi 34 / Valge 1, Tallinn, Estonia
Area: 414 sq.m.
Client: Art Museum of Estonia
Curator: Tiina Abel
Direct commission: 2013
Project team: Margit Argus, Margit Aule
Graphic design: Tuuli Aule
Status: completed in 2013
Photos: Mae Köömnemägi

IMAGES PROGRESSING IN YELLOW MAZE

The exhibition was to display works of different sizes, formats and genres in the arc-shaped space of the Kumu Art Museum. For that purpose, we decided with the curator to create a labyrinthish structure, where the rooms thus formed would serve as convenient ‘nests’ for the subtopics. The topics were supported by warm yellow wall colours, which varied a little. We heard that even the museum’s employees had sometimes got lost in the rooms.

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