EXHIBITION: The Familiar
Client Leuchtenburg Foundation
Location Seitenroda, Thuringia, Germany
Set in the heart of Thuringia, a region known for historically for its porcelain craft, the next phase of the Porcelain Worlds hits upon innovative uses for porcelain, showcasing works from artists, musicians, and fashion designers. The exhibition is split between daylight areas with a graphic-driven design from Triad and darker areas, where media-rich content can be employed. The darkened areas play off the exhibition’s title, as the artists’ use of porcelain is anything other than familiar, by creating a mirrored labyrinth. Here visitors are forced to regularly reexamine their path, and may stumble upon expected discoveries in cabinet-like enclosures associated with each sub-theme.
The showcase of the labyrinth is an area titled “The Whispering Forest.” Here a multimedia experience featuring the music of Tobias Stürmer played on porcelain instruments drifts throughout the space, with the instruments themselves displayed in cases shaped like abstract trees.