a show of paintings, photographs, or other objects that people can go to see
In practice exhibitions usually occur within a cultural or educational setting such as a museum art gallery.
park, library, exhibition hall, or World’s fairs. Exhibitions can include many things such as art in both major museums and smaller galleries, interpretive exhibitions, natural history museums and history museums, and also varieties such as more commercially focused exhibitions and trade fairs.
In British English the word “exhibition” is used for a collection of items placed on display and the event as a whole, which in American English is usually an “exhibit”
In both varieties of English each object being shown within an exhibition is an “exhibit”.
In common usage “exhibitions” are considered temporary and usually scheduled to open and close on specific dates.
While many exhibitions are shown in just one venue, some exhibitions are shown in multiple locations and are called travelling exhibitions, and some are online exhibitions.
Exhibitions featuring especially fragile or valuable objects, or live animals-may be shown only during a formal presentation.
under the close supervision of attendant or educator.
Temporary exhibits that are transported from institution to institution are traveling exhibits.
THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF ART EXHIBITIONS
How many types of exhibition are there?
An art exhibition can be realized in different typologies, aimed at presenting a coherent and effective story of an artistic research. of a specific theme or as testimony of a public or private art collection translated into a careful selection of the works to be to expose.
The exhibitions diversify according to:
| the typology |
| the purpose |
| the duration |
| the set up |
| the location |
| the promotion |
different types of exhibitions:
THE SOLO EXHIBITION
The solo exhibition encompasses the search for a single artist within a private or public space, supported by a historical-critical or curatorial analysis. Normally in personal the artist tends to propose the most recent or most famous pieces.
THE COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION
The collective exhibition is dedicated to the exhibition of multiple artists, living or otherwise, sharing a theme an artistic movement or belonging to a specific historical-cultural cross-section.
THE TEMPORARY EXHIBITION
Temporary exposure is the one that has a short duration, from a few weeks to cover months. The advantage of this display method is that it allows you to maximize the use of available resources and spaces.
However there is no shortage of very quick exhibition formats, which last only one evening aiming for the greatest influx of public in the shortest possible time.
THE ITINERANT EXHIBITION
The traveling exhibitions include set-ups in different locations and times, with the design of appropriate exhibition adaptations.
Often focused on a specific theme or topic, it is a format that in most cases is supported by state bodies to ensure a greater flow of access and reduce fixed costs following the sharing of expenses between the various host bodies.
THE ONLINE EXHIBITION
Thanks to digital and new media we are witnessing new display models placed in the online dimension.
Galleries, museums and collections are increasingly fascinated by this new form of fruition of art, which takes place through tours and virtual experiences, such as the Online Viewing Room.
In addition online exposure is a format often applied to reach a new audience of users, ensuring an experience on multiple levels.
THE ANTHOLOGICAL EXHIBITION
The anthological or monographic exhibitions are those reserved for a selection of particularly significant works that illustrate the evolution of the search for one or more artists.
without necessarily necessarily following the entire path of the author from a chronological point of view.