The Fifth Floor

La fotógrafa brasilera Laura Lima realiza una exposición en el museo Bonnefanten como parte del premio BACA 2014.

the fifth floor is a groundbreaking exhibition which creates an innovative dialogue with museum practice, specially developed by Laura Lima for the Bonnefantenmuseum. The museum is ‘brought to life’ by the presence of human participants in the artwork. The exhibition includes a wide range of art pieces. The museum is presented as a location for the production of new works and ideas by means of a tailor shop, where two tailors create ‘custom suits’ for wooden frames. The works created in this way are installed as portraits in the neighbouring rooms. In the Bonnefantenmuseum’s visitors toilet, on the same floor as the exhibition, a mirror is held by two hands with arms that seem to disappear into the wall. The five wheelchairs available to the public are replaced by five modern design classics that can be requested as needed, and can be seen on different spots in the building. An adaptation that appears simple but gives the wheelchairs, placed in a museum setting, a unique character. In February 2015 the exhibition will be on view in the Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires in Argentina.