Conceptual art & museum design
Marieke van Diemen examines, from many different angles, how display of artifacts affect the perception. Thus Van Diemen established an unique view on conceptual museum design.
Centraal Museum Utrecht, museum Boijmans van Beuningen and the Dutch House of Parliament follow the concepts and designs by Marieke van Diemen for the display of their art collections.
The MAZE at museum Boijmans van Beuningen
For museum Boijmans van Beuningen Van Diemen currently works on a huge display design at the Atrium, the heart of the new Depot building: the MAZE.
Every ordinary object surrounding us is designed to influence our perception. It has been considered and reconsidered in order to communicate whatever idea. This fascinates Marieke van Diemen.
She explores the effects on ‘the eye’ whilst confronted with the ordinary and casualness, the bottom-line of her investigation.
This crystallizes particularly in museums where her work quietly intervenes with the general conventions of exposing.
To expose: not only as in displaying, also as in to explain or state, introduce and reveal.
DEPOT: THE MAZE
Marieke van Diemen designed a distinctive set of showcases for the Atrium of DEPOT: the MAZE.
DEPOT will be the world’s first publicly accessible depository designed by MVRDV.
Marieke explains her vision on this conceptual museum design.
Two separate rooms, divided by a twenty-five meter glass wall reveal the daily practice of preservation and presentation of a world-famous collection of 80.000 works on paper.