UNFAIR 2018

Studio Anne Dessing and Cédric van Parys were selected to jointly develop an exhibition design proposal for UNFAIR 2018 in the Zuiveringshal, Amsterdam. The location made them think about a hangar for a zeppelin. Instantly they wanted to create a large singular object that just seems to fit in the space. As such the exhibition is developed as if it is an installation in itself, the zeppelin.

A huge curtain is used as a theatrical device in which they designed the exhibition. Rather than creating one space for the 40 artists, 40 identical rooms were created. The exhibition plan is transformed by rotating the spaces 45 degrees. Through this manipulation certain rooms penetrate the adjacent rooms, creating overlaps and openings. Eventually the plan consists of only four types of triangular display structures and a curtain, resulting into a monumental exhibition-object.