MO博物馆举办了以“庆祝变革”为主题的展览,旨在“庆祝”个人与社会的变化。 展览以“界限”为概念,将来自立陶宛艺术家的丰富照片集中呈现,形成了一个象征过渡、跨越、转变与回归的仪式空间。展馆建筑配合主题的诠释,为参观者创造了连贯的场景。

“Celebration for change” is the topic of MO museum main exhibition that speaks about the feast as a state of personal or social transformation. A wide selection of photographs created by Lithuanian artists is united by concept of liminality. It is a ritual space to signify transition, threshold, transformation, and return. These aspects are interpreted by the architecture of the exhibition, creating a coherent scenario for visitors.

▼项目概览,overall of the project © Norbert Tukaj


The exhibition consists of three main sections with an individual space atmosphere. Linear movement through the exhibition refers to a ritual and helps to structure a large amount of works. Such a layout reveals connections between different authors and periods.

▼入口区域概览,overview of the entrance area © Norbert Tukaj


Exhibition starts with a calm small scale architectural volume with a hint to the table. This symbol stands for traditional personal celebrations that usually has element of table. The horizontal plane gradually transforms into a vertical wall, the tension grows and the once open space becomes oppressive. The transition from personal to national celebration follows. A visitor enters a zone of strict structure, the scale of the household object is replaced by a material expression of ideology.

▼入口处的“桌子”元素,table at the entrance © Norbert Tukaj

▼水平面逐渐变为垂直墙壁,the horizontal plane gradually transforming into a vertical wall © Norbert Tukaj

▼展览细节,details of the exhibition © Norbert Tukaj


However this system has a crack which leads to liberty, to a space with a projection “Žalgiris” in which the national  motif takes on a new meaning. The scale of the projection and the darkness excites even the visitors who have passed the strict structure. After this moment, the theme of freedom spills into chaos.

▼从入口看内部展示区,view of the interior display area © Norbert Tukaj

▼裂缝,the crack © Norbert Tukaj

▼裂缝内部,interior of the crack © Norbert Tukaj


Groups of exhibits depicting the life of subcultures scattered freely in space are presented in different forms, as are their individual characters. Eventually, the personal photography are approached. After gaining new experience, the participant concentrates (returns) on himself. The spatial structure places the viewer in the center position, now he  has the ability to perform the act of photography.

▼成组展品,groups of exhibits © Norbert Tukaj

▼不同展示方式,different way of display © Norbert Tukaj

▼展板围合空间,panels enclosing space © Norbert Tukaj

▼悬挂的作品,hanging works © Norbert Tukaj

▼亚文化主题的摄影展品,photography depicting the life of subcultures © Norbert Tukaj

▼摄影展区,photography depicting the life of subcultures © Norbert Tukaj

▼参观者置身其中,among the photographs © Norbert Tukaj


Leaving the exhibition leads through the same table, only on the other side. After returning to the starting point the question arises whether change has taken place?

▼从另一侧回到入口,returning to the starting point © Norbert Tukaj

Project Name: 041 Exhibition at MO
Architecture Firm: ŠA atelier
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Firm Location: Vilnius, Lithuania
Completion Year: 2021
Gross Built Area: 1000 sq.m
Project location: Vilnius, Lithuania
Photo credits: Norbert Tukaj
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Additional credits:
Client: Mo museum
Curators of the exhibition: Ugnė Paberžytė, Tomas Pabedinskas;
Consulting curator: Arvydas Grišinas;
Consultant: Egidija Ramanauskaitė;
exhibition architecture: ŠA Atelier
Graphic designer: Gytis Skudžinskas;
The exhibition was installed by: Dominykas Šavelis