The Living Sea. Museum of Natural History Giancarlo Ligabue. Venice
The exhibition consists of a selection of photographs by Hussain Aga Khan and three videos by Simone Piccoli. They are images of three locations in which both authors have coincided and collaborated. The incredible images of the underwater world they present us with manage to express exultant moments of their experiences, fascinating encounters that, in a natural way, lead us to reflect on these sensitive, often endangered natural environments.
The environmental message of the exhibition is reinforced by the contents of Marevivo, an Italian association with a strong presence, which acts as host for this exhibition, together with the Venetian museum, an exemplary institution where classical naturalist collections coexist with contemporary museography.
The heart of the design work involves the conception of self-supporting and removable structures for light boxes, supports for the photographs, texts and monitors for the videos. The whole is adaptable and transportable to other spaces.
The exhibition graphics work involves a range of applications, bilingual Italian-English: the text compositions of posters, introductory panels for each section, information panels on animal species and their state of risk, interior and exterior signage elements, an exhibition brochure and a set of graphic animations for Marevivo messages, incorporated into the video monitors.
Partnership: Síntesis Digital Lab.
Final video courtesy of Marevivo.
See other exhibitions by Hussain Aga Khan designed by Tau:
- The Living Sea in Segovia
- Fragile Beauty in Lisbon
Find out more about Prince Hussain Aga Khan and Focused on Nature
Client: Hussain Aga Khan
Work: Exhibition Design