December 21, 2012

Snøhetta, SFMOMA, rendering for expansion, 2012.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art under construction, 1993.

The latest in grupa o.k’s series for SFMOMA, Proposal for a Museum, is a futurological reflection by Dieter Roelstraete and Monika Szewczyk, looking back at the museum’s expansion from the perspective of the 22nd century:

Svetlana finds SFMOMA, renovated in 2013–16, to be a curious conflation of artspace and airport, full of amenities that, she concludes, appear primed for shuttling people past the art at record speeds. Shortly after this renovation, the museum was subjected to accelerated ruination—this was the newest trend in art-making that started around mid-century 2050.

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