Museographies for Art Archives

Museographies for Art Archives

¿How to exhibit documents in Art Museums?

Loitering Performative Museography

Loitering Performative Museography

Mobile devices to active phenomena

Furniture: Mobile, movable, traveling, moving. Contrary to a property or real state, a building is immovable, it does not move – it is a property. The city is built of real buildings but also of tables, chairs, bookcases, movable flower pots, which furnish the interiors of houses and buildings, as well as the exteriors of streets, squares and sidewalks of our Latin American cities, turning the streets into temporary kitchens, shops, dance halls or open-air markets. They micro-construct the city every day in the morning and de-construct it every night using elements that can move, furniture.

Artisanal Museography

Artisanal Museography

Common trades and anthropology of knowledge

Topographic Museographies

Topographic Museographies

They are museographies outside the wall that take place on tables and islands as habitable platforms and information topographies.

Museographies as habitable architectural furniture

Museographies as habitable architectural furniture

Museographies, as habitable architectural furnishings, serve as architectural exhibition platforms that, in the form of islands, occupy the center of the room. They feature the construction of a central museographic entity that can have its own dynamics and engage in various ways with the surrounding walls of the space, also helping us to break free from our dependence on the walls. This allows for the creation of a central imagery without relying on the walls.

Modular assembly museographies

Modular assembly museographies

Museographies to reuse or just use and throw away?

Museografies in Collective and Pedagagical processes

Museografies in Collective and Pedagagical processes

Museographies in collective and pedagogical processes

Museography for Contemporary Art

Museography for Contemporary Art

Museographies to exhibit Design

Museographies to exhibit Design

Museographies in Natural Environments

Museographies in Natural Environments

Museography which is the content and the work exhibit

Museography which is the content and the work exhibit

Museographies for Art Archives

Museographies for Art Archives

¿How to exhibit documents in Art Museums?

From Museography to Museology

From Museography to Museology

From making an exhibition to making a Museum, from temporary exhibitions to permantent exhibitions,.

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From Plate to Mouth...

2016 /

Museographies to exhibit Design /

“From Plate to Mouth” is a thematic exhibition about cuisine, its images and utensils, that spans from the beginning of the 19th century until today. The exhibition is organized in nuclear themes, exploring diverse relationships and narratives. The show includes the first cook books that were used as a guide for feminine behavior, as well as cooking books and tutorials in YouTube. Electrical appliances are also exhibited in distinct stages of design and evolution, from a wood stove to the gas stove, from the first juicers to electrical mixers. There are also images related to cuisine, its spaces, uses and those who work in the kitchen. The six nuclear themes include: “Cuisine and space,” “Cuisine and gender,” “Cuisine and progress,” “From the cook book to the tutorial,” “The table: from pewter to silver,” and “Contemporary Design.”

For this show curated by Ana Elena Mallet we proposed different strategies and display stands, from shelving in the form of a genealogical tree to show the evolution and design of certain objects, to a central forest of vertical displays for exhibiting contemporary Mexican design objects relating to cuisine. The main room on the second floor only had one vitrine/ central structure/ table in reference to the kitchen-dining room where stoves, utensils and different ways of setting the table, with distinct tablecloths and silver, pewter, and plastic place settings.

Germen Estudio is an architecture and design office specialized in creating museographic experiences for a wide variety of exhibitions, ranging from modern and contemporary art exhibitions to displays of anthropology, material culture, archival documents, as well as exhibitions that explore economics processes and community narratives. Our design philosophy is based on the conception of active and versatile museographies that allow adaptation, reuse, transformation and change. Overcoming the limits of the traditional “white cube” by eliminating the bureaucracy in the use of drywall and advocating for a museography that explores other materials, constructions and exhibition systems that provide visitors with a comprehensive experience in which the exhibited work converges, the presence of the viewer, the museographic furniture and the architecture of the museum. Our goal with exhibition design is to transform the museum visit into a dynamic and memorable experience that transcends traditional conventions.

Giacomo Castagnola received his Master of Science in Art, Culture and Technology (SMACT) from the School of Architecture and Planning of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2013, and holds a degree in architecture and urbanism from Ricardo Palma University (URP) in Lima Peru. Originally from Lima, Peru, for seven years (2003-2010) he lived and worked in the Tijuana / San Diego border region where he established Germen, an architectural and design studio, to investigate the self-organized "informal" city that composes up to 40% of the urban and growing infrastructure of many Latin American cities. Currently, Castagnola works in Mexico City in architecture for exhibitions and museographies that explore new ways of displaying archives of art and material culture.

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Founder

Giacomo Castagnola

Arquitectos

Erik López
Cristóbal García

Past Collaborators

Fernando J Limón — San Diego, CA
Fernando Becerra — San Diego, CA
Carlos A. Augusto Paz — Tijuana, MX