Prisoners of Museum

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Springer, Nov 6, 2001 - Architecture - 66 pages
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"The museum is a typology long overdue for change. New museums proliferate, with sometimes spectacular innovations in form, but their underlying conceptual structures remain much as they have been for the past two hundred years. They are Faustian incarnations, young bodies with old and weary souls. In Guy Lafranchi’s view, the museum has become a prison, where critical ideas have been locked away from sight, without trial or appeal, by generations of directors, curators and scholars jealousy guarding a canonized version of the evolution of art. As severe a change as this is, it is only part of the story. The greater part, and by far the more serious, is the effect that the museum has on the production of art.” (Paragraph out of the introduction by Lebbeus Woods)

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Born 1966 in Bern, Switzerland. Educated in Architecture at the ETH-Zürich. Since 1995 in private practice. Colaboration with Lebbeus Woods since 1995 Associate Director of the RIEAeuropa since 1997. Co-founder of the, Bern, Switzerland. Has lectured on his work at the Bartlett School of Architecture, London, The Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAI), Rotterdam, The Border Line Workshop, Kraljevica, Croatia, SCI-Arc: Vico, Vico Morcote, Switzerland , TU Eindhoven, TU Berlin, Architecture Faculty Lund, Sweden ( ""From stage design to Architecture""), University of Alicante, Spain; living and working in Bern. Exhibition in the Aedes Gallery Berlin in August 99. Published the monograph ""Archonpoison"" (RIEA Book series, published by Springer Verlag WienNewYork, Editor of the series, Lebbeus Woods), June 1999

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