28 Sep '09
As the exhibition designer, Maxwan completely redesigned the NAi for the International Biennale 2009. In accordance with the theme of "Open City" our design "opened" up the NAI to the City. The whole building infrastructure is reversed, a new bridge brings visitors directly into the main exhibition hall - the Forum. The Forum takes formerly separated uses - café, bookstore, and exhibition; as well as adds new uses - a debate space, play space, and concentrates them into one free, overlapping space, allowing all to mingle and interact. Meanwhile the main exhibition infiltrates the entire NAi, filling its galleries and redefining its public spaces.