museum bird cages by marlon de azambuja
museum bird cages by marlon de azambuja
feb 05, 2014

museum bird cages by marlon de azambuja

museum bird cages by marlon de azambuja
(above) tate modern, london
all images courtesy of marlon de azambuja




madrid-based artist marlon de azambuja has created a series of bird cages, rendered as scale models of some of the most prominent museums from around the world. the aviary habitats take their framework and silhouette from architecturally renowned exposition spaces — the tate modern in london, brazil’s são paulo museum of art and new york’s guggenheim and new museum. enclosed by metal rails, each structure seamlessly imitates the composition of the building it is modeled after, acting also as a functional area for the birds to rest — frank loyd wright’s sweeping cylindrical contours inherent in the guggenheim act as small nooks for the birds to perch in, while the new museum’s stacked masses present multi-level posting for feathered fowl inside.

guggenheim, new york

são paulo museum of art (MASP)

museum bird cages by marlon de azambuja
new museum, new york

new museum, new york

view of new museum, tate modern and são paulo museum of art

  • All birds should be free. Making their confines aesthetically pleasing doesn’t mitigate their suffering.

    Cruelty rendered hip.

  • No suprise that the New Musuem seems to be the only functional option!

  • poor birds: stylish useless objects for little and prisoned souls, just for designer’s vanity.

  • It is about time that bird prisons get some style.


  • you are missing guggenheim (bilbao)…

  • I would not want to be a bird in the Tate Modern. It may be a good representation of the building but does little for the bird’s comfort should it try to use the chimney!

    David Lilly

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