I have been reading about this battle in the making for a long time… finally Dallas’ Museum Tower is breaking international art news. A tower erected 200 times more reflective than allowed by building code, has in a quick moment changed the architecture, program, and mission of the famed Nasher Sculpture Center.
The Nasher was designed by Renzo Piano and is known for its wide corridors, open spaces, and use of natural light-by the use of large skylights and windows. The reflective surface of the new Museum Tower has shut down galleries, and has put works by Picasso, Elliott Hundley, James Turrell (to name a few currently, but other planned exhibitions are now being second-guessed) into dark spaces, or into storage.
What made the Center unique and what has made it so important in contemporary art is being scorched away-killed by those who had the intention to highlight the works by bringing in people through commerce and growth…instead have changed and manipulated the very core of their own project, and might have ruined something precious-not just for Dallas, but for us all.
Greed-misuse-abuse. Sad, shame on you Dallas, shame.
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“absolutely insane.”-Renzo Piano