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Marjolijin Dijkman: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
10-04-2015 - 09-05-2015
10 April – 9 May 2015
Level 1, 225 Bourke St, Melbourne, VIC 3000
Tuesday-Saturday 12pm – 6pm
Tel. (03) 9662 3297
West Space is excited to announce that Belgium based artist Marjolijn Dijkman will exhibit a new iteration of her project Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (2005-2014) across multiple gallery spaces. We will present Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (Projection) in our front gallery, and Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (Panorama) in our largest space, Gallery 1
Theatrum Orbis Terrarum is an ever-expanding collection of photographs (over 9.000), assembled since 2005, that observe how people organise their living environments across the world. Theatrum Orbis Terrarum manifests itself in different public forms.
The title of the project references the first modern atlas – a fifty-three page set of maps covering the known world, compiled in book format by Abraham Ortelius in 1570. Ortelius was less a scientist or cartographer than a collector, whose revolutionary achievement was that he brought together a vast body of existing geographical knowledge and unified it into a single, standardised format and logical system.
Train Stop: Melbourne Central Station, Flinders St Station
Tram Stop: Tram 86
Bike route: Yes!
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