Livia Schaeffer Nonose @livisn
Museums have gone beyond the responsibility of hosting art and art projects. They have invested in architecture that are in itself creations, becoming part of the attraction that draws museum lovers from all over the world.
Freiheit selected three very special locations to take you across the globe in a journey of wonder.
Piece of mind in Korea’s Museum SAN (Space Art Nature)
Opened in 2013, and designed by the master of minimalist architecture constructed with concrete Tadao Ando, the museum aims to be a space where art and culture harmonize with nature and its four seasons. Following Ando’s philosophy of connecting sky, earth and human, the space has different shapes of round, rectangular and triangular forms, involving visitors in feelings of wanderlust, truly represented in its slogan ‘Disconnect to Connect”. Another must seen part of this beautiful and peaceful place is James Turrell’s four works: Sky Space, Horizon Room, Ganzfeld and Wedgework.
Urban intervention with Brazil's Museum Oscar Niemeyer
Designed by the architect naming the museum, and also known popularly as The Eye Museum or MON is located in Curitiba, a city in the south of Brazil. It has conquered the heart of all of its habitants and visitors for its modern architecture and futuristic design, since the early 2000s. MON hosts exhibitions, educational activities, events and has its archives open to the public for consultation, in a established continuous relation with its community. The different spaces constituting the entire space is divided in separates building, with the most prominent one being the Eye, accessed by a circular ramp surrounded a water garden amidst a green area.
Design driven landscapes at Art Science Museum, Singapore
The world’s first ArtScience museum completes the design driven landscape of the Marina Bay area in the downtown area of Singapore with a strong presence. Designed by Moshe Safdie, it represents a lotus flour with 10 petals, each being a gallery space, hosting exhibitions related to Art, Technology, Science and its connections. Based on the architect’s philosophy “that art and science together can excite and inform visitors in a new way”, the museum takes the responsibility to instigate the public’s curiosity and discovery. Its exhibitions are often interactive, allowing the visitor to take part as an active part in the Art experience.