Exhibition at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Mad About Surrealism Rotterdam, Netherlands
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Exhibition
Exhibition Mad About Surrealism in Holland – design by MAXWAN architects + urbanists
18 Apr 2017
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Exhibition, Rotterdam
Design: MAXWAN architects + urbanists
Exhibition design for the international exhibition Mad About Surrealism
Maxwan exhibition design
GEK VAN SURREALISME | MAD ABOUT SURREALISM
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam
11.02.2017 – 28.05.2017
Museum Boijmans van Beuningen Rotterdam, in collaboration with the National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh and the Hamburger Kunsthalle, presents ‘Mad About Surrealism’ with over 300 surrealistic works from Dalí, Ernst, Magritte, Miró and others.
Photos below © Lotte Stekelenburg
Most of the works have rarely ever been exhibited and some of them might never be on display again.
The exhibition showcases the collections of four renowned surrealism collectors: Roland Penrose, Edward James, Gabrielle Keiller and Ulla and Heiner Pietzsch.
The exhibition is the third Maxwan designed ‘blockbuster’ exhibition in the Boymans’ main exhibition space, the Bodon Hall.
The key ingredient in the design is a newly built central room with a zeppelin-like shape.
The bright interior of the zeppelin hosts eight themes – Dali’s paranoia, Fabulous women etc. – composed of works from all four collections.
By its size and position the zeppelin divides the Bodon Hall into four quadrants – one for each collector.
The skin of the zeppelin is a highly reflective gray that surrealistically reflects light, artworks and visitors of the collection rooms.
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Mad About Surrealism Exhibition – Information
Client: Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
Program: Exhibition design for 300 artworks about surrealism and introduction space
Total floor area: 2500 m²
Start of project: 2016-11
End of project: 2017-01
End of construction: 2017-02
Partner in charge: Hiroki Matsuura, Rients Dijkstra
Team leader: Giulia Sarah Bacci
Team: Gabriella Georgakaki, Artur Borejszo, Aleksandar Hrib, Valentina Chiappa Nunez
Photographer: Lotte Stekelenburg, Artur Borejszo
Dutch Museum Exhibition ‘Mad About Surrealism’ images / information from MAXWAN architects + urbanists
Address: Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Museumpark 18, 3015 CX Rotterdam, Netherlands
Phone: +31 10 441 9400
Location: Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Rotterdam Buildings – Selection
10 + 9 Mar 2014
Collection Building Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
Public Art Depot, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam
picture from architects
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
Design: Mecanoo architecten, Delft
image from architecture office
Erasmus Campus Building
Fenix Warehouse Panoramic Viewpoint
Design: MAD Architects
image courtesy of architects
Panoramic Viewpoint for Fenix Warehouse
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