Occidens Museum, a “mental territory” in Pamplona by Vaillo + Irigaray

The Museum is conceived as a narrative project closer to a cinematographic discipline rather than conventional museum schemes through a discourse deployed through different frames and different reading levels: signs, images, objects, sounds, text, projections, codes, smells and atmospheres…

 

Occidens Museum by Vaillo+Irigaray © Rubén Pérez Bescós

Occidens Museum by Vaillo+Irigaray © Rubén Pérez Bescós

 

Inside the cathedral complex, the Occidens Museum, built in Pamplona (north of Spain) by Antonio Vaíllo and Juan Luis Irigaray, offers a tour of 4,500m2 divided in 12 rooms that invites to know the origins of the West. Strengthening the relationship between art and architecture  -with archaeological remains dating between centuries II. C. and VIII d. C., and Romanesque and Gothic constructions- different atmospheres are adapted to every age  in the exhibition and every space of the historical complex. The museum discourse takes as thread a black steel structure, turned on walkway, bench, lampadario and exhibition stand. It ‘floats’ between the various rooms, giving unity to the whole exhibition. (more…)