The White hall is an exhibition space, where temporary exhibitions are held.
Formerly used for temporary exhibitions, the room has been completely refurbished and given an original design concept for the Words and Things exhibition cycle project. Radically different from that of the other rooms in the flat, its appearance is intentionally ascetic – it reminds one simultaneously of a museum’s stockroom, a depositary and an archive. Like the interior of an immense cupboard, the room’s walls have been turned into a strict floor-to-ceiling lattice, into which illuminated cabinets have been installed. This is where the various exhibits will be placed. Although this basic framework will remain the same throughout the project, determining the house style for the whole series, it leaves ample room for variation in the details. Over time, cabinets with various exhibits will appear and disappear in the walls of the stockroom, like in a three-dimensional matrix, and elements of the room’s scenery will change. Exposed to the visitor’s gaze, the museum storage system, which is based on a rationalist striving toward classification and order, will, in Bulgakov’s flat, almost inevitably manifest itself in strange, unexpected and grotesque forms.