Bart Lunenburg



The Enfilade


Site-specific installation with three exhibition walls


The Enfilade was a part of ‘A Short Ride in a Fast Machine’ in Moira, Utrecht. Due to its perspective effect, the installation shows an exhibiting wing which could be part of any museum of modern art. The very narrow spaces are filled with sculptures, paintings, and photographs. They function as exhibition spaces but at the same time also as museum depot or storage. The back of the enfilade walls are showing the wall’s construction. The name Enfilade refers to 18th century Baroque palace architecture, where one can only enter one room by passing the other, the archetypical museum architecture we know (e.g. Louvre, Rijksmuseum, Boijmans van Beuningen, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag) is based upon this same principle.