EXHIBITION DESIGN OF AAO: ETHICS / AESTHETICS

Benaki Museum Athens, Pireos Street Annex
8 June – 31 July 2011

Architects: Lina Stergiou, Aris Zambikos
Project architect: Evelina Rempi
Collaborating architects: Chrysi Gousiou, Antonis Chazapis

The AAO project within its aim to promote the current social dimension of Architecture through the expansive analogies with Design and Art, and by enhancing the field of Architecture to suggest solutions on social and ecological issues, has organized one main and two parallel exhibitions that took place from June 8 to July 31, 2011, at the Benaki Museum in Athens. More specifically, in the Museum’s groundfloor gallery of 1200 sqm.

The exhibition design follows four main principles:
1. To organize the gallery into three spaces, one for each exhibition.
2. To arrive at a linear movement through the three exhibitions as well as among the exhibits since they follow a thematic narrative.
3. To present each participation in an autonomous unit, i.e. a white box that allows entering inside.
4. Each unit has a standard yet flexible form so as to allow the display of diverse types of exhibits (objects, videos, installations).

The unit has dimensions 2,5m W x 3m D X 2,5m H. Most entrance walls lean on the floor so as to create the entrance to the unit and take on it the information about the exhibit. Some units have a ceiling so as to become video cubicles while others don’t have side walls so as to highlight the installations.

Materials:
recyclable floating screed, chip-board, ecological white paint

Exhibition’s thematic units – participants:
Activism. Groups with vision:
TEDDY CRUZ, USA, architect
ARCHITECTURE FOR HUMANITY, USA, architects
DARRYL SMITH/LAURIE LAZER, USA, artists
REBAR, USA, designers/ artists
NOMADIC ARCHITECTURE NETWORK, Greece, architects
Society & Aesthetics:
PUBLIC ARCHITECTURE, USA, architects
RECETAS URBANAS, Spain, architects
FUTUREFARMERS, USA, artists
WORLDBIKE, USA, designers
PPT_TLab, Greece, architects
Identity. Professional Ethics:
DROOG, Netherlands, designers
FRANK HAVERMANS, Netherlands, artist
SARAH WIGGLESWORTH, UK, architect
ALEXANDROS TOMBAZIS, Greece, architect
ΕΜΕCO-THE COCA-COLA COMPANY, USA, designers
Action–Reaction:
DO-HO SUH, Korea, artist
JASON MILLER, USA, designer
EELKO MOORER, UK/Netherlands, designer
JODI, Netherlands/Belgium, artists

Curator: Lina Stergiou

Longlist, WIN Awards 2015, Museum and Exhibition Spaces category