Test Bed ’71: how to make an exhibition

So exactly what goes into designing and installing an exhibition? Visitors to Test Bed ’71 at Sharjah’s 1971 Design Space (sessions between 3 and 5 Oct) can find out.

A series of guided tours of past 1971 Design Space shows will provide a practical insight into the process of building and curating an exhibition. As the press release puts it, “the installation process, often private and precedent to exhibition openings, is converted to a public event through this interactive experience, with the aim of engaging and educating audiences about the process of building and curating an exhibition”.

“It’s a behind-the-scenes snapshot that’s the first of its kind in the region and participants will come away with a significant amount of insight into how to conceptualize and deliver a compelling arrangement of art or design” said Giuseppe Moscatello, Director of Maraya Art Centre and 1971 Design Space.Mouza Al Matrooshi,

Mouza Al Matrooshi, exhibition coordinator at 1971 Design Space, worked on planning and putting together Test Bed ’71; she will be conducting the tours that cover past 1971 exhibitions that have been showcased at 1971 including Zero, Garden After, DE.FASH.STRUCTION., and Once Upon Design. Between them they represent a variety of disciplines including architecture, furniture, product design and graphic design.

Themes include ‘Creating the Exhibition Layout’ (3 Oct) ‘Building Large Installations (4 Oct), and ‘Hanging Artworks and The Final Touches (5 Oct).

More info here.


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