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21 MARCH 2015

Inside the White Cube: The Ideology of the Gallery Space

"A gallery is constructed along laws as rigorous as those for build­ing a medieval church. The outside world must not come in, so windows are usually sealed off. Walls are painted white. The ceil­ing becomes the source of light. The wooden floor is polished so that you click along clinically, or carpeted so that you pad soundlessly, resting the feet while the eyes have at the wall. The art is free, as the saying used to go, 'to take on its own life.' The discreet desk may be the only piece of furniture. In this context a standing ashtray becomes almost a sacred object, just as the firehose in a modern museum looks not like a firehose but an esthetic conundrum. Modernism's transposition of perception from life to formal values is complete. This, of course, is one of modernism's fatal diseases."

(Brian O'Doherty, 1986)

Brian O'Doherty (1986). "Inside the White Cube: The Ideology of the Gallery Space", The Lapis Press.

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1976 • aesthetic conundrum • art is free • artistic modernism • Brian O Doherty • clean design • clean white box • design formalismform and function • formal values • functional formgallery spacesideology of the gallery spaceinterior architecturemedieval church • modern museum • modernist aestheticsmodernist design principlesmorphology • neutral gallery space • neutral space • neutral white box • non-placeobjectivity • painted white • polished wooden floor • programmed useregulationsacred spacessingle-minded spacesspatial configurationspatial literacy • structural features • symbolic place • symbolic structures • Thomas McEvilley • transposition of perception • tyranny of modernism • tyranny of modernist aesthetics • white box • white cube • white wa

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Simon Perkins
23 SEPTEMBER 2013

The Broad: contemporary art museum by Diller Scofidio + Renfro

"The Broad is a new contemporary art museum built by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles. The museum, which is designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, will open to the public in late 2014. The museum will be home to the nearly 2,000 works of art in The Broad Art Foundation and the Broads' personal collections, which are among the most prominent holdings of postwar and contemporary art worldwide. With its innovative 'vault–and–veil' concept, the 120,000–square–foot, $140–million building will feature two floors of gallery space to showcase The Broad's comprehensive collections and will be the headquarters of The Broad Art Foundation's worldwide lending library."

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2014architectural spacearchitectureart museumbox • Charles Renfro • collectionscontemporary artcontemporary art museumdesign proposalsDiller Scofidio + Renfro • display design • display of apparatus • display of process • Edythe Broad • Eli and Edythe Broad • Eli Broad • fine art collectionsgallery spaces • Grand Avenue LA • holdings • lending library • lightLiz DillerLos Angelesmuseumpersonal collectionsporous spacesproject pitchpurpose-builtRic Scofidiosculptural formshowcase • storage facility • The Broad (museum) • The Broad Art Foundation • transparency • vault • veiled • Walt Disney Concert Ha

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Simon Perkins
10 NOVEMBER 2012

UK National Centre for Craft and Design

"The National Centre for Craft & Design sits at the heart of the market town of Sleaford in Lincolnshire in the beautiful riverside setting of Navigation Wharf. It is the largest venue in England entirely dedicated to the exhibition, celebration and promotion of contemporary and international craft and design.

We do not have a permanent collection, providing instead a seasonal programme of dynamic exhibitions ranging from international to innovative new work created by local and regional artists shown across our four diverse gallery spaces."

(The National Centre for Craft & Design, UK)

Fig.1 Claire Morgan (2011). "Gone To Seed", Exhibited at About Time, Hub: National Centre for Craft and Design, Lincolnshire, UK.

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art and craftart and cultureartists • contemporary craft and design • craftcraft and designcraftedcraftscraftworkdesignEnglandexhibitionsgallerygallery spaces • innovative new work • international craft and design • Lincolnshire • local and regional • market town • museumNational Centre for Craft and Design • Navigation Wharf • NCCD • seasonal programme • Sleaford • The Hub (museum) • UKworkshops

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Simon Perkins
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