Sustainable ARTiculation: Adapting significant interiors to contemporary art galleries.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/622199
Title:
Sustainable ARTiculation: Adapting significant interiors to contemporary art galleries.
Authors:
Slabbert, Barend; Jordaan, June
Abstract:
Historical interiors can certainly be seen as repositories for cultural sustainability. They have diachronic aesthetic value and provide us with cultural identity. Their physical materials and methods of construction offer us a connection to the past. These interiors and their functions often become obsolete and require new functions more suited to our modern-day society. Historical interiors commonly get converted into contemporary art exhibition venues. The re-programming of historical interiors helps to keep these places relevant. It becomes a sustainable alternative to desertion or demolition, and ruination. However, in many cases old interiors are adapted to contemporary white box galleries, which compromise their internal meaning and significance. Heritage legislation offers protection in this regard. However, these guidelines are vague and do not offer concrete methods on the responsive adaptation of historical interiors into contemporary exhibition spaces. To address this concern, additional methods for responsive adaptation are highlighted and investigated in this paper. This will be done by making reference to various art installations at the bi-annual Venice Bienalle. Through these cases we hope to provide insight to interior designer by showcasing the practical implementation of culturally sustainable approaches to historical interior conversions.
Affiliation:
Cape Peninsula University of Technology
Citation:
Slabbert, B. and Jordaan, J. (2016) 'Sustainable ARTiculation: Adapting significant interiors to contemporary art galleries', Presented at the 3rd Asian conference on the Arts, Humanities and Sustainability, Nagoya, Japan, 3rd - 5th December.
Publisher:
International Education for Sustainable Development Alliance
Issue Date:
Dec-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/622199
Additional Links:
http://intesda.org/arts-humanities-sustainability-conference/
Type:
Meetings and Proceedings
Language:
en
Sponsors:
N/A
Appears in Collections:
School of Arts

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorSlabbert, Barenden
dc.contributor.authorJordaan, Juneen
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-22T15:13:11Z-
dc.date.available2018-02-22T15:13:11Z-
dc.date.issued2016-12-
dc.identifier.citationSlabbert, B. and Jordaan, J. (2016) 'Sustainable ARTiculation: Adapting significant interiors to contemporary art galleries', Presented at the 3rd Asian conference on the Arts, Humanities and Sustainability, Nagoya, Japan, 3rd - 5th December.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/622199-
dc.description.abstractHistorical interiors can certainly be seen as repositories for cultural sustainability. They have diachronic aesthetic value and provide us with cultural identity. Their physical materials and methods of construction offer us a connection to the past. These interiors and their functions often become obsolete and require new functions more suited to our modern-day society. Historical interiors commonly get converted into contemporary art exhibition venues. The re-programming of historical interiors helps to keep these places relevant. It becomes a sustainable alternative to desertion or demolition, and ruination. However, in many cases old interiors are adapted to contemporary white box galleries, which compromise their internal meaning and significance. Heritage legislation offers protection in this regard. However, these guidelines are vague and do not offer concrete methods on the responsive adaptation of historical interiors into contemporary exhibition spaces. To address this concern, additional methods for responsive adaptation are highlighted and investigated in this paper. This will be done by making reference to various art installations at the bi-annual Venice Bienalle. Through these cases we hope to provide insight to interior designer by showcasing the practical implementation of culturally sustainable approaches to historical interior conversions.en
dc.description.sponsorshipN/Aen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInternational Education for Sustainable Development Allianceen
dc.relation.urlhttp://intesda.org/arts-humanities-sustainability-conference/en
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/*
dc.subjectExhibition spacesen
dc.subjectHistorical interiorsen
dc.subjectResponsive adaptationen
dc.subjectAuthenticityen
dc.subjectContemporary arten
dc.subjectArt galleriesen
dc.titleSustainable ARTiculation: Adapting significant interiors to contemporary art galleries.en
dc.typeMeetings and Proceedingsen
dc.contributor.departmentCape Peninsula University of Technologyen
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