March 15, 2006
by Canadian Architect
Running from June 21st to September 25th, 2006, at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, this is the seventh exhibition in the MoMA Artist’s Choice series, in which contemporary artists are invited to select, juxtapose, and comment on works from the Museum’s collection.
Drawing from across the Museum’s departmental collections, the internationally renowned Swiss-based architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron approach the collection not as conventional curators, but as architects. As such, they conceive of the art gallery as a contemporary cathedral. Through this architectural metaphor, they construct surprising spatial relationships among the artworks and the audience, challenging our expectations of traditional installations and exposing our perceptions of the ways various mediums fail or succeed to communicate meaning.
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