Posts Tagged “museum”

Proposal for a Museum: Arden Sherman, Mise en green

01.31.2013  |  By
Filed under: Projects/Series

Later this year SFMOMA will close for an ambitious expansion planned to last nearly three years. Reflecting on the closure, grupa o.k. asked several friends and colleagues to imagine their own proposals for a museum in San Francisco. Today’s proposal is by Arden Sherman.

I started to notice the plants a few years ago when I began my research on... More

Proposal for a Museum: Meschac Gaba’s Museum of Contemporary African Art

01.29.2013  |  By
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In 2013 SFMOMA will close for an expansion project planned to last nearly three years. Reflecting on the closure, grupa o.k. asked several friends and colleagues to imagine their own proposals for a museum in San Francisco. And now and then, the editors present “proposals” discovered elsewhere. Today: Meschac Gaba.

The Museum of Contemporary ... More

Proposal for a Museum: Roman Ondák’s Virtual Museum of Contemporary Art

01.25.2013  |  By
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In 2013 SFMOMA will close for an expansion project planned to last nearly three years. Reflecting on the closure, grupa o.k. asked several friends and colleagues to imagine their own proposals for a museum in San Francisco. And now and then, the editors present “proposals” discovered elsewhere. Today: Roman Ondák’s Virtual Museum of Contemporary Art.

At the 50th Venice Biennale in 2003, Roman Ondák displayed a reproduction of this letter addressed to the Slovakian Minister of Culture, whom he solicits to support the creation o... More

Proposal for a Museum: Daniel Marcus, A Public Museum

12.06.2012  |  By
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In 2013 SFMOMA will close for an ambitious expansion planned to last nearly three years. Reflecting on the closure, grupa o.k. asked several friends and colleagues to imagine their own proposals for a museum in San Francisco. Today’s proposal is by Daniel Marcus.

As the political class moves lemming-like toward the fiscal cliff, partisans of the ... More

Proposal for a Museum: Nikolai Fedorov, Philosophy of the Common Goal (19th cen.)

12.03.2012  |  By
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In 2013 SFMOMA will close for an ambitious expansion planned to last nearly three years. Reflecting on the closure, grupa o.k. asked several friends and colleagues to imagine their own proposals for a museum in San Francisco. Amongst those proposals the editors will intersperse some proposals and projects drawn from history. Today: Russian cosmist philosopher Nikolai Fedorov.

Via Boris Groys, “The Artist as Curator of Bad Art,” in Exposition Imaginaire: The Art of Exhibiting in the Eighties, Rijksdienst Beeldende Kunst, ‘s-Gra... More

Proposal for a Museum: Le Corbusier’s Project for a ‘Museum of Unlimited Growth,’ 1931

11.30.2012  |  By
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In 2013 SFMOMA will close for an ambitious expansion planned to last nearly three years. Reflecting on the closure, grupa o.k. asked several friends and colleagues to imagine their own proposals for a museum in San Francisco. Amongst those proposals the editors will intersperse some historical proposals and projects drawn from the history of art an... More

On Invisibility

03.07.2010  |  By
Filed under: 151 3rd, Field Notes

Certain bits of a museum are there for practicality and comfort – track lighting, plugs, elevators, thermostats, water fountains. Unlike the museum building or the work it houses, these niche spaces are designed to fade away into relative invisibility, to support the museum-going experience, and certainly aren’t meant to inspire or represe... More