PHO705 Week 26: An Exhibition

Almost the final part of the current iteration of my project is an exhibition of some of the images from it. For this I am joining other members of my cohort in a group exhibition at the Four Corners Gallery in Bethnal Green, London, on 6–9 October 2021. I understand that the space has been reserved and a deposit paid so now the details need to be firmed up. I intend to visit the space in the next week or two because a ‘feel’ for it and an understanding of what might hang where are very important.

In the meantime I have been thinking about how I might display my images. I have mapped out a few ideas using the Kunstmatrix 3D system (Kunstmatrix 2021). This has been useful, as well as fun. it is clear that I need a board of text to introduce myself and explain what the project is about. Just showing images without any context might be a little baffling.

The space for each participant is limited, however, and is likely to be no more than 1.7m to 2m wide depending on position in the gallery. This means a tight edit of no more than 6 or 9 images. At present I am thinking of mounting my images in frames of 40cm x 30cm. This should leave room for two or three rows of images three-across with a text board beside them – and still fit into 1.7m if necessary. That is the plan, but there is still a degree to which the space itself will affect the outcome. For example, I won’t know until I visit and talk to the gallery staff whether a table stand with my book is feasible.

Fig. 1: Mark Crean 2021. A hanging scheme
Fig. 1: Mark Crean 2021. A hanging scheme for an exhibition using the Kunstmatrix 3D system.
Fig. 2: Mark Crean 2021. A hanging scheme
Fig. 2: Mark Crean 2021. A hanging scheme for an exhibition using the Kunstmatrix 3D system.

References

KUNSTMATRIX. 2021. ‘Organize and Present Your Art Online’. KUNSTMATRIX [online]. Available at: https://www.kunstmatrix.com/en [accessed 18 Mar 2021].

Figures

Figure 1. Mark CREAN. 2021. Modelling exhibition schemes with the Kunstmatrix 3D system.

Figure 2. Mark CREAN. 2021. Modelling exhibition schemes with the Kunstmatrix 3D system.