27.10.2011 29.Tischrei. 5772
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….