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Master of Design (MDes) in Interior Studies / Exhibition + Narrative Environments
Eduardo Benamor Duarte
Contemporary Art museums, emphasizing visual experience- es, struggle to accommodate multi-sensory art forms. This thesis introduces a groundbreaking exhibition design mod- el focused on creating immersive, multi-sensory experiences for visitors. The model transitions from a passive observation paradigm to an interactive perception approach, fostering a deeper understanding and emotional connection to art.
Applied to the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), the model introduces strategies such as narrative sculptures, interactive drawing spaces, integrated reading within exhibitions, and emotionally-driven spatial design. These strategies aim to make art more accessible, promoting personal connections with artworks.
In conclusion, the proposed model transforms contemporary art museums into engaging spaces offering rich multi-sensory experiences. This innovative approach not only enhances the visitor experience but also broadens our understanding of what a museum can offer, challenging conventional notions of museum design.
Feng, Wanjin, "Intensifying the Experience of Contemporary Art" (2023). Masters Theses. 1170.
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