Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Spaced out

You’d have to say it’s architects: 10, art museums: 0 if this poster for the recently completed Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome is anything to go by. At last the dream of architects museum-wise is centre-stage. Just the building, no people (what a relief), and no messy art to destroy the sight lines. MACRO is the creation of starchitect Zaha Hadid. We have already experienced her arduous stairs, optical illusions and cramped exhibition spaces in the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center. A well known NZ architect once told us that he thought people should have to 'work' to get good experiences in great buildings. Why?