30 March 2016 till 3 April 2016 – Zuiveringshal, Westergasterrein, Amsterdam.
Unfair Spaces is a spatial design for the annual Unfair event, an initiative that is a cross between a traditional art fair and an exhibition. It will take place in 2016 in the Zuiveringshal, a big event space at the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam.
A number of walls, seemingly placed at random, divide the big hall into a non-hierarchical arrangement of empty spaces of different size. This composition lends the project a certain spatial, museum-like quality, enabling visitors to follow their own route through the exhibition.
Varying in thickness, the walls are placed at various angles and differ in terms of permeability, thereby strengthening the differences between the rooms. At the same time, these walls structure the exhibition, because such recognizable elements provide guidance for visitors.
The thickest of the walls contains a hidden corridor that runs the full length of the hall. This wall forms a backbone that punches through the entire exhibition and allows you to experience the full length of the hall.
The various openings in the wall ensure a degree of spatial continuity throughout the exhibition. Even though the spaces open into one another, the boundaries between them are legible, and each artist has their own place within this spatial constellation.