Friday, 10. November 2017

weltmuseum on the go

At the invitation of the Weltmuseum Wien, the architect and artist Milan Mijalkovic designed several spectacular yet temporary pavilions in cooperation with im Kollektiv für Kommunikation und Gestaltung. These pavilions were placed at four different locations in Vienna for the period of four months.

welt museum on the go

welt museum on the go

The temporary installations create points of presence in the urban area and serve the purpose of rendering the Weltmuseum Wien visible until its reopening in autumn 2017. Each installation’s five steep yet accessible pyramids offer intimate encounters with selected objects from the collections of the Museum, such as the Benin court dwarfs from the fifteenth century, the feather temple from Polynesia, or the kettle drum from North Vietnam.

The wooden façade of the pavilions incorporates its immediate urban surroundings and imitates transparency – from a certain perspective. This effect is achieved by means of various methods, such as milling and perforating the wood where needed. The suggested quasi-transparency serves as an intentional disruption of the accustomed Viennese perspective and creates tension between the local and the global: “Transparency on the outside, the world on the inside.”

welt museum on the go

welt museum on the go

welt museum on the go

client: Weltmuseum Wien
project partner: im Kollektiv für Kommunikation
und Gestaltung