Architecture for a curatorial space


As visiting the so-called New MOMA, came to me this idea for a way to architect curatorial spaces. To me it could seems that the idea for someone going to a museum is to take something in; what would eventually change, consciously or unconsciously their perspective on life, exchanges, beauty; all kind of concerns. My thought was this experience of taking in- as all kind of "taking in" experience can only occurs as the individual is in a disposition to receive. It is the same idea for relationships and all kinds of encounters, whether with objects or people: you have to be able to receive. Based of the thought that one cannot be on a disposition receive instantaneously as entering a museum, here is a proposition for this so to be possible, or favorise.



Every art piece is inside a room by itself, and only one person at the time can go in. In the corridors from which you can access all the rooms (where all the art pieces art) , there are multiples doors without the informations of which one showcase which one. People that want to go into a room can whether just go if no one is in already; or wait. The idea of waiting to go inside a room where you don't know what's in but from which someone come from (or is waiting for) is positioning in a mental place for encountering (and letting yourself being understand as in a mental place for encounter); a place of encountering because you know what your experience of the piece would be by itself but that by waiting you trust someone that you don't know, trust in this case as a say that you want to create an interaction. "Do you know what is in this room?" - "Is it worth going etc?". The absence of idea about what you are waiting for move the reason of your choice of seeing something, create a desire for the unknown, a mystery; and it seems that along every unravelling mystery comes a disposition to receive its impact.



Also, I thought that it could be interesting if people had to stay at least one minute with the piece. It seems to me that the idea of not being able to leave create in one self a form of soft abnegation to where one is and by so a form of disposition to be taken. Once the minute has passed they can whether stay or leave. Maybe this second idea is to much and would just happen naturally as a consequence of this first one.



In both situation, it puts the viewer in an active approach towards their choices and their moves; which is the first step to a form of recognition of freedom, and creation of one's own path.



Thank you for reading,

Victoire Mandonnaud




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