• OASE 111
        • Staging the Museum
        • 2022

        Abstract

        Museums stage public encounters between visitors, objects and stories. This is not limited to a tour through the exhibition spaces, it starts already with monumental or ‘tresholdless’ entrances.

        OASE 111 highlights historical and contemporary mechanisms and motifs of such staging. This shifts the focus in the discussion about museum architecture, long centered around (iconic) exteriors and (good) exhibition spaces. Current museological developments concern the whole configuration between city – or landscape – and gallery. Storage depots become visible or open to visitors, revising the boundaries between front and backstage. Streamed events find a stage in a fixed auditorium, a forgotten corner, or on a temporary platform.

        The essays in this issue of OASE speculate on the importance of the architectonic staging of museum visits and activities, as institutions rethink their roles within an accelerating event culture. The scenes of the museum are not examined on the typological level of the museum building, but in a walk along meaningful places.


    1. 02/12/2022
      Presentation OASE 112 on 8 December 2022 in Rotterdam, NL

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    2. 24/11/2022
      Call for Abstracts OASE 116
      1. Carmen Portinho in front of the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro (source: Wikimedia Commons)

      ‘The Architect as Public Instellectual’
      Deadline: 23-12-2022

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    3. 15/10/2022
      Now available: OASE 112. Ecology & Aesthetics

      Through a series of concrete projects, the contributions in this issue explore the field of tension between architectural aesthetics and issues of energy, technology and materiality. Ecological practices in architecture must not only be effective in providing solutions, but inevitably raise questions of beauty, affection and perception as well.

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    4. 23/05/2022
      Call for Abstracts OASE #115. Interferences: Migrating Practices in Europe

      Call for Abstracts OASE #115 about “Interferences: Migrating Practices in Europe”, written by Justin Agyin, Kornelia Dimitrova, Christoph Grafe and Bernard Colenbrander. Deadline is June 19, 2022. Read the full text of the OASE #115 Call for Abstracts in the PDF.

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    5. 20/05/2022
      Now available: OASE 111. Staging the Museum

      Museums stage public encounters between visitors, objects and stories. This is not limited to a tour through the exhibition spaces, it starts already with monumental or ‘tresholdless’ entrances.

      Read more

    6. 01/04/2022
      Now available: sold-out OASE issues as e-book!

      To meet the demand for some populair sold-out editions of OASE, 5 issues have been scanned and re-released as e-books. It concerns OASE numbers 45, 54, 63, 65 and 78. These are for sale via nai010 Publishers for € 14,95 per issue.
      More sold-out issues will be released digitally in the near future, so keep an eye out for your favorite issue!

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    7. 23/01/2022
      Now available: OASE 110. The Project of the Soil

      This issue of OASE makes a critical analysis of how soil connects to urban planning and urban design, and how it can adjust those practices in exploring new agendas.

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    8. 18/01/2022
      Call for Abstracts OASE 114. Optimism or Bust?

      Call for Abstracts OASE #114 about “Optimism or Bust?”, written by editors Stefan Devoldere, David Peleman and Jantje Engels.
      The deadline is 27 February 2022.
      Read the full text of the Call in the PDF file.


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    9. 11/01/2022
      Online presentation OASE 108 & 109 on 14 January 2022 at 15:00

      Read all about the presentation in the pdf file.

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    10. 19/10/2021
      Call for Abstracts OASE 113. Authorships
      1. George Nelson Installation. © Vitra Design Museum Archive

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