In search of the Artist

Aga Khan Museum
2014

ClientAga Khan Trust for Culture

LocationToronto, Canada

DateSept - Nov. 2014

Size800 m2

ScopeExhibition design, team coordination

Project leaderCarole Pfendler, Marc Sarrazin

CuratorsFiliz Cakir Philip

ArchitectMaki and Associates

Multimediaon-situ

GraphicsCL Design

LightingACL

AccessibilityLocomotion

AwardsApollo Awards 2014 shortlist

For the Aga Khan Museum, Studio Adrien Gardère not only designed all the museography and permanent installations, but also designed the scenography of the first inaugural exhibitions including “In Search of the Artist”. This exhibition celebrating the golden age for the arts of the book — 16th and 17th c. — highlights the connections and relationships between the most famous artists of the time such as Behzad, Reza-e ‘Abbasi, Mo’in Mosavvir or Mansur, across Iran, India and Central Asia.

 

Directly inspired by the framing characteristic of the art of the Persian miniature, and the edges of a book pages, the scenography consists of a series of partitions allowing openings, perspectives and dialogue between the artifacts.

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StudioAdrienGardere_Sceno_In_Search_Aga_Khan_2014

ClientAga Khan Trust for Culture

LocationToronto, Canada

DateSept - Nov. 2014

Size800 m2

ScopeExhibition design, team coordination

Project leaderCarole Pfendler, Marc Sarrazin

CuratorsFiliz Cakir Philip

ArchitectMaki and Associates

Multimediaon-situ

GraphicsCL Design

LightingACL

AccessibilityLocomotion

AwardsApollo Awards 2014 shortlist