What we talk about when we talk about buildings

27.10.2011                      29.Tischrei. 5772

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What we talk about when we talk about buildings

How will critics react to the Tel Aviv Museum of Art’s new wing, and how will it fit into the city’s architectural story? A symposium next week aims to answer these questions.

Next week Tel Aviv joins the long list of cities around the world with art museums in contemporary, state-of-the-art buildings. What began with the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in Spain in the late 1990s began a mushrooming global trend of investing in the architecture of cultural institutions. Bilbao turned from a sleepy industrial city into a Mecca for lovers of art and design and experienced an economic renaissance. The museum's architect, Frank Gehry, set a new standard for architectural grandstanding and became a pole of attraction for other cities seeking similar recognition….