Temporary Museum (Lake) by Anne Holtrop

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Temporary Museum (Lake) by Anne Holtrop

Wiggling back and forth across an Amsterdam nature reserve, this curved timber maze by Dutch architect Anne Holtrop was designed to stage an exhibition of landscape paintings. 

Temporary Museum (Lake) by Anne Holtrop

Made from untreated poplar, the Temporary Museum (Lake) had a lifespan of just six weeks.

Temporary Museum (Lake) by Anne Holtrop

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Temporary Museum (Lake) by Anne Holtrop

Photography is by Bas Princen.

Temporary Museum (Lake) by Anne Holtrop

Here is some more information from Anne Holtrop:


Temporary Museum (Lake)
Anne Holtrop

The drawings that were used to make the Temporary Museum (Lake) were made by chance.

Temporary Museum (Lake) by Anne Holtrop

Not likeness or beauty is its key aspect, as in traditionalism; nor logic or ratio as in modernism; but rather 'the possible' in the sense of what is merely conceivable, the idea that all things can be perceived and conceived differently.

Temporary Museum (Lake) by Anne Holtrop

Chance struck me as a way of making work that does not reference to anything specific.

Temporary Museum (Lake) by Anne Holtrop

But the mind of the viewer, like my mind, wishes to see things in them, like in a Rorschach inkblot. Jumping between different visions the mind projects its own ideas on it.

Temporary Museum (Lake) by Anne Holtrop

Each construction, each gesture is a new reality. So is the use of one of these drawings to make the temporary museum.

Temporary Museum (Lake) by Anne Holtrop

  • edward44

    Impeccable theoretical basis for the design. Too bad there was nowhere to hang the paintings.

    • http://www.dailygrail.com Red Pill Junkie

      Perhaps they intend to do it like Stephen Colbert's photographs at the Ashes & Snow exhibition? (i.e. hanging them from the ceiling with steel cables)
      http://www.electrosonic.com/sites/default/files/p

  • dave

    I think they might want to show only one painting (that we see in these images). Eventhough as a temporary building it looks nice..fluid, daylighting , space ,simplicity whatever look nice..but as a museum itself ..i think the rest of the wall does not seems to fit well with the paintings (if they claimed they wanna exhibit landscape painthings)..so i try to think that or may be is it part of a landscape thing?..but looks like it's denying the real beauty of the landscape outside..and does not "reference to anything specific"..so..seems like it's just for architectural sake may be..by the way, the idea of making is interesting..