Malta Land of Sea
|Paul Dujardin, Artistic Director BOZAR
|BOZAR, Brussels, Belgium
Situated in the Belgian Centre for Fine Arts BOZAR, the exhibition ‘Malta.
To create a unique exhibition experience, the existing
The octagonal exhibition tables and the mirrors provide visitors with multiple viewpoints and connections between objects, allowing the shifting compositions to stand for new stories and connect to the present in a variety of ways. For the tables, a steel structure was designed that echoes the shape and lines found in the exhibited old portolan charts and
Individual consideration was given to the prehistoric and historic necklaces by means of floating frames that invite visitors to visually ‘wear’ these unique objects from ancient times while indulging in the illusion given by the reflection in the mirrored panels. Rotating platforms protruding to the center of the room offer a completely new perspective on the mesmerizing seated prehistoric figurines and emphasize their
The rich use of carefully composed colors and sensuously subdued lights enhance the spatial perception of the experience and express both the physical dislocations and visual connections between chapters, rooms