I recently learned about a fantastic project one of our Artaissance retailers, Art Wise, located in Seoul, Korea, had been working on. It is a unique art exhibit – featuring all Artaissance artwork! – to be located in the lobby of the BC Card headquarters building, also located in Seoul. Now, this was not standard art exhibit… for starters, there are no white walls on which to traditionally hang works of art. Instead, the Art Wise team sandwiched the selected artworks in between large glass panels; one on each side for maximum visibility.
Isn’t this a fantastic way to display Artaissance?!?
Imagery featured throughout the BC Card lobby is by Artaissance artists such as Robin Zingone, Amy Butler, Greg Perkins and David Owen Hastings as well as from collections like the New York Botanical Garden collection and The Alpha Workshops collection. Truly a fantastic gathering of individual works tied together by form and a blue color story.
Here are some other images taken of this phenomenal display in the BC Card lobby…
Above images are from the Art Wise blog – click on the name to see more!
Another component of the project that I was very impressed with was how Art Wise took the view from the exterior of this impressive building into consideration when curating the exhibit.
Those Artaissance pieces truly pop and provide much interest for passersby. I know I’d be drawn in, hoping to get a closer look, if I were walking past the windows of the BC Card building!
Of course we may not all have the space and ability to exhibit so many pieces of art in such a unique way, but there are a number of inspirational ideas I hope other Artaissance retailers may be able to take away from this post.
– Consider all sides of your display (even how it will be viewed from the outdoors) and utilize more than one piece of art/display when possible.
– What “story” will your exhibit share? To me, the story that the above exhibit offers is one of movement and flow in art, all sharing tones of blue.
– There are no rules! When Art Wise faced the obstacle of displaying art with no available wall space – they took that challenge and turned it into an opportunity to showcase works of art in a whole new way.
I hope you all enjoyed this virtual trip to Seoul, Korea! And don’t forget to visit the Art Wise blog for additional inspirational images.
Filed under: Arrangements, Artaissance, Exhibits, Inspiration, Installations, Travel on June 29th, 2011