The Now Museum - Day 2, Panel 1 - Revisiting The Late Capitalist Museum
March 11 2011
Introduction by Claire Bishop, Associate Professor of Art History, CUNY Graduate Center
Panel: “Revisiting The Late Capitalist Museum”
In 1990, Rosalind Krauss published her seminal essay on museums of contemporary art, arguing that the increased scale of museum architecture led the viewer’s attention to focus on a sublime experience of space itself, rather than to the works of art displayed within it. To what extent have Krauss’s arguments been fulfilled in the last twenty years? And have compelling alternatives to her diagnosis arisen in its wake?
Panelists include: Bruce Altshuler, Manuel Borja-Villel, and Beatriz Colomina. Chaired by Johanna Burton.