Walker on Wheels, a mobile art lab designed by Atelier van Lieshout, brought artmaking activities to local neighborhoods, but the Netherlands’ Pleinmuseum takes the idea to a new level: it’s a transportable art center that can be plopped down in the center of a city. Designed by René van Engelenburg, it was created to open up to the life of the city–literally:
During daytime, the pavilion remains closed and as such symbolically refers to the ‘white cube’, the paradigmatic model of the modernist museum. After sunset, the cube opens itself hydraulically and forms a dynamic architectural installation that embraces space. The white walls become projection screens that continually take on new appearances, like the skin of a chameleon. In this manner, Pleinmuseum becomes a temporary stage for visual communication; a platform through which artists and designers can communicate with a broad audience.
As We-Make-Money-Not-Art reports, the museum toured to cities in the Netherlands and Belgium last summer, and a European tour is in the works.