Silver for the MAK at the International Design & Communication Awards (Istanbul)
The MAK scored with the reinstallation of the MAK Permanent Collection ASIA. China – Japan – Korea The reinstallation of the MAK Permanent Collection ASIA. China – Japan – Korea was awarded the silver prize in the category “Best Scenography – For A Permanent Collection” at the International Design &
Communication Awards (IDCA), which were presented on Wednesday, 9 September 2015, in Istanbul. The MAK secured silver with
the design concept for the permanent exhibition room developed by Japanese artist Tadashi Kawamata together with Johannes
Wieninger, Curator of the MAK Asia Collection. We are extraordinarily pleased about the international commendation bestowed
on this central exhibition room at the MAK . This year 63 cultural institutions and design agencies from 20 different countries submitted a total of 84 entries to the
renowned IDCA Awards, launched in 2007 and presented five times to date. The IDCA Awards 2015 were given for the categories
“Best Branding Campaign,” “Best Temporary Exhibition Communications,” “Best Scenography – For A Temporary Exhibition,” “Best
Scenography – For A Permanent Collection,” “Best Merchandising,” “Best App,” and “Best Website.” The international jury of experts included Will Dallimore (Director, Public Engagement, Royal Academy of Arts, London), Kathrine
Daniloff (Head of Communications, Norsk Teknisk Museum, Oslo), Khairuddin Hori (Deputy Director for Artistic Programming,
Palais de Tokyo, Paris), Corinne Estrada (CEO, Agenda), Hüsamettin Koçan (founder of the Baksi Museum, Bayraktar Village,
Bayburt, Turkey, and Professor of Fine Arts, Okan University, Istanbul), and Lily Hibberd (artist and writer, Melbourne/Paris).
The goal of the awards is to encourage institutions in the art and museum scene to try out original and innovative ways of
communicating. So far more than 250 cultural institutions have taken part in the IDCA Awards. MAK Permanent Collection ASIA. China – Japan – Korea The MAK Permanent Collection Asia is one of the most comprehensive and important European collections of art and applied arts
from the Asiatic region. Embedded in an artistic design created specifically for the venue by internationally renowned artist
Tadashi Kawamata, the fundamentally reconceived MAK Permanent Collection ASIA. China – Japan – Korea reopened in 2014 on the
ground floor of the MAK. Permanent change and the play of natural and artificial light and shade are Kawamata’s abiding creative
principles for the exhibition room, which presents selected highlights of the history of East Asian art from the start of
the Common Era through today.
Permanent Collection ASIA
China Japan Korea Artistic intervention: Tadashi Kawamata
The Asia Collection of the MAK is one of the important collections in Europe of art and applied arts from the Asian region.
It has been compiled from public and private collections during a history lasting 150 years and offers a wide-ranging view
of the art history of Asia.