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The Plinth Project, installation view at Etage Projects, Copenhagen, 2016
 

Plinth Project

On show in Copenhagen, “Plinth Project” is a contemporary examination of the parameters of plinths as typology and our cultural conceptions of them.

 

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Plinth Project is an examination of the parameters of plinths as typology and of our cultural conceptions of them. Popularised in Greek antiquity, a plinth is a structural object that bridges sculpture and architecture. In opposition to classic styles, it was standardised into a generic series of white monolithic boxes with no ornamental connection to its guest.

The Plinth Project, installation view at Etage Projects, Copenhagen, 2016

The Plinth Project, installation view at Etage Projects, Copenhagen, 2016

Along with modernism it has been reduced to an extension of the white walls, a supporting element, a servant to art work, a presentation aid for the objects that cannot bare to be on the ground.

The Plinth Project, installation view at Etage Projects, Copenhagen, 2016

The Plinth Project, installation view at Etage Projects, Copenhagen, 2016

This exhibition commissioned designers to produce a plinth in the same manner they would design any object. The pieces are viewed under the same criteria as other furniture modes, with the same aesthetic and practical principles that have defined their practice. Without an artwork to display however, the plinths are free to be promiscuous and experimental, questioning and refining current styles and methods of display.

The Plinth Project, installation view at Etage Projects, Copenhagen, 2016

The Plinth Project, installation view at Etage Projects, Copenhagen, 2016


until 21 January 2017
The Plinth Project – An Exploration and Demystification of the Plinth
Etage Projects
Borgergade 15E, Copenhagen