Museum of Modern Art

Museum of Modern Art
Project Overview
Location: New York, New York
Customer: Museum of Modern Art

In the spring of 2015, The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York City revealed a long-awaited exhibition centered around the Icelandic pop-star, Björk. Once coined the most influential museum of modern art in the world, the venue set on a mission to develop an iconic and quintessential exhibition that showcased Björk’s life and global influence. The exhibition drew from more than 20 years of the artist’s daring and innovative projects, and her eight full-length albums to chronicle her career through sound, film, visuals, instruments, objects, and costumes.

A unique challenge was presented to Staging Concepts to find a way to accommodate a large audience in an intimate space. To do this, Staging Concepts conceptualized and created a temporary, free-standing mezzanine that complied with New York City building codes. Upon completion, the mezzanine spanned 2,500 square feet, and towered at more than 14 feet high. Black exhibition walls were built and several open rooms/areas were made underneath for viewing exhibition items. In all, the mezzanine was capable of holding in excess of 315,000 pounds, and during the three months that the exhibition was open, held more than 200+ people at any given time.

Staging Concepts ended up using SC90 Platforms on a custom understructure with IBC guardrails that had a black powder coated finish. The emblematic show had more than a half-million visitors in the three months it was open.