Feels special : Asia collection, MAK Vienna, Austria

Source: The Voyageur


How brilliant it is for an applied art museum to have a part of your permanent collection revamped by a contemporary artist?
No dusty windows and gloomy neon lighting here, we’re at the MAK, in Vienna, and the scenography of the Asia collection has just been revamped by the Japanese Tadashi Kawamata (can’t seem to stop talking about Japan here!).

The display is halfway between a fragile scaffolding and opened wooden crates piled up to the roof. It looks as if the antiques had just been shipped from every corner of Asia and we were peeking through the barely opened ...

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