December 29, 2003
"The Århus Guggenheim"

In the city of Århus (second largest city in Denmark) the local museum of art is about to reopen in a new building. The building is new, but the interior was actually designed many years ago and built in New York.

Take a look at the pictures and you will see a bad case of Guggenheim envy - of the Frank Lloyd Wright kind - in the interior spiral. Whether this is a nice postmodern joke or a tragic inabilty to actually foster new ideas is unclear to me. I live in a city with several historical pastiche buildings and they add a lot of character to the city, so it's not like i think it's a bad idea in general to imitate, but I think one needs to take a walk through the building to see whether it feels like amusing inspiration or cheap knockoff.

Posted by Claus at December 29, 2003 03:21 PM | TrackBack (0)
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Dead link to the museum.
I'm really looking forward to see this thing live. It sure does look like something we know ;-)

Posted by: dalager on December 29, 2003 10:02 PM
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