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Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte (Dortmund)
Soda created the design for the new collection exhibition - titled 'REMIX' -  for the Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte (Dortmund) which opened February 2023  

The MKK has a wide ranging collection that stretches from the prehistory to the 20th century. 'REMIX' features over 100 works that together cover a period of 800 years of Western European, mainly German, art; including works by Conrad von Soest, Peter Paul Rubens, Caspar David Friedrich, Constantin Meunier, Anselm Feuerbach and Lovis Corinth.

The museum wished for an exhibition with the atmosphere of a classic 'galleria' in which there would also be the opportunity to tell the many stories associated with the works, but without lapsing into long texts on the walls. With curator Christian Walda, Soda (working closely for this exhibition with Caro Delsing) arranged all the works within three chapters: Christian art, Baroque/neoclassicism and 19th century. Soda subsequently designed the floor plan, a colour concept and a lighting plan. 

The interaction between floor plan, colour and light supports the underlying narrative and enhances the experience of the works. As an example, underneath one can see a detail of a group of Jugendstil sculptures. Soda placed this group against a wallpaper by William Morris. Combined with the lighting, the atmosphere of an earthly paradise is evoked.


Esther Noyons was responsible for the graphic design of 'REMIX'. The picture below shows how she provided context for the title 'REMIX': she deconstructed the museum logo and turned the outlines into a new composition.


Photo 1: Georg Wbra, 'Diana', 1899
Photo 2: graphic design by Esther Noyons
Photo 3: Balthasar Denner, portret van een oude vrouw, ca.1750 (©MKK, foto Madeleine-Annette Albrecht)
Photo on the left: A. Feuerbach, Othello, 1871 (©MKK, Madeleine-Annette Albrecht)