Art Centre Basel is happy to invite you to the opening of the exhibition
‘New Museums : Intentions, Expectations, Challenges’
‘Musées du XXIe siècle: Visions, ambitions, défis’
on May 10, 2017, from 6 to 9 PM.
at the Musée d’art et d’histoire de Genève, Switzerland
Iconic museum buildings symbolize the importance cultural institutions hold in our society. They are often regarded as artworks in their own right and allow architects to enter unexplored creative territory. With new demands for sustainability and due to limited urban space, architecture is redefining our understanding of the museum as the temple-like white cube. But museums are changing on the inside too. In times of digitalisation and virtual realities, they are required to rethink their purpose. The exhibition features museum projects all over the world and traces how museums change under communal, commercial and cultural influences. Its aim is to provide a new approach and asks: What will museums look like in the future?
Curated by Art Centre Basel in collaboration with Musées d’Art et d’Histoire de Genève.