…which is why I have the cover art for "Cubicle Warrior" held by magnets on the back (facing me) of one of the closets that delimit subunits in the weird open plan/cubicle hybrid that is our office. I demand freedom from walls!
Why doesn't he just hang the picture itself from the ceiling? Use bars instead of rope and you won't have to be concerned about a free swinging pane of glass. I'm sure you could figure it out better then I could because, you know, engineers.
Fog machine and projector. No frames, no walls, and only the slight decrease in visibility that comes with the entire room being a fog-bank. But hey, the picture is there xP
I recall reading that the whole point of the cubicle system was to allow open communication, ease of working together, useful interaction, etc... and that studies showed, in fact, that a cubicle system did the opposite of everything it was intended to do.
Now, I don't know how accurate any of this is, so don't quote me, but I know I've always hated cubicles.
How large is this open-plan room, anyhow? Presumably somewhere the room has walls. I doubt the room is simply a roof and a floor. Even if they are entirely made of see-through glass (I hesitate to use a toilet in such a building), you could probably put a hook on those glass walls. Or failing that, why not hang the artwork itself, wall-less, from the ceiling? Or failing even that, what is wrong with putting the artwork on a patch of desk, on a stand, like a guitar stand?
Anchor the top corners to the ceiling and the bottom ones to the floor. Ought to work for a piece of wall or for the paintings themselves.
Alternately, why not make a wall out of chickenwire... :)
Sure, sure, it starts innocently enough, but those who don't remember cubicles are doomed to rebuild them.
(Open plan gets its own share of detractors, but in my case I'll take it over cubicles... been there, done that, wrote a book about it.)