Beyond Bollywood and Evocative Design: A Behind-the-Scenes Exploration

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Beyond Bollywood and Evocative Design: A Behind-the-Scenes Exploration

Marco Centin
June 3, 2023
10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Koret Education Center, Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin Street, San Francisco
$15 per person Society members; $20 per person non-members after museum admission.

Emotions are a key part of the learning process. Sign up for a rare opportunity to hear Asian Art Museum Exhibition Designer, Marco Centin, discuss how the Beyond Bollywood exhibition uses "evocative spaces" to create an emotional context for visitors.

Each of the five thematic galleries – Destruction and Creation; Devotion; Subjugation; Glorification; and Celebration – features one particular masterwork in dance depiction for special focus. Set in an immersive environment, each custom-designed "evocative space" awakens new sensibilities in the viewer's visual, aural, and mind-heart experience, expanding the meaning of the gallery and exhibition. The viewer is invited to stop, ponder, and reflect in quiet contemplation on the highlighted artwork, to discover new meanings.

Please join us as Marco leads us on a behind-the-scenes journey that enriches the curatorial vision in bringing an out-of-the-ordinary exhibition to life!

After Marco completed his studies of Visual Communication and Design in Rome, he worked as Personal Assistant to renowned conceptual artist, Paola Levi-Montalcini, learning how to transform abstract ideas into the physical realm. This, in turn, inspired him to focus on the educational function and potential of art exhibitions.

Marco went on to create exhibition designs for the California Academy of Sciences and for the Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology, which spanned a wide range of subjects, including the natural sciences; anthropology; archaeology; and traditional and contemporary art. Since 2012, Marco Centin has been the Exhibition Designer for the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.


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