Thomas Crow at MoMA
At the invitation of steve, the prelude to going out for drinks would be to attend a talk given by Thomas Crow, director of The Getty Reasearch institute at the Getty Center in LA. we preluded the talk with some drinks. Crow spoke on the topic of the museam as the subject of works of art.
Rothko – and other color field painters transformed the experience with a piece of art as one that one could enter into, and become enveloped by.
Michael Asher – the museum could be just the walls, without traditional content of painting etc. hanging on the walls the condition of the museum is called into question.
Chris Burden – destroying/exposing the institution literally with his Samson of 1985. And his project Exposing the Foundation of the Museum at the MOCA in LA the next year where he dug the floor out of the museum and the earth below down to the bottom of the foundations on which the museum sat and met earth.
Gorden Matta-Clark – the museum is not the ultimate goal for the work of art. Particularly in Conical Intersect set in / through a building planned to be razed in the construction of the nearly complete adjacent Pompediou Center, which addressed the 17th century rowhouse and more importantly its looming neighbor.
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