Museums becoming billboards

Rolf Coppens
March 13th 2008


After selling his school, entrepreneur Teun Castelein is now selling the Dutch museum of graphic design.

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Posted 14/03/2008 – 00:02

Though I love Teuns work and think he earns the attention... How is selling pixels and selling pieces of visual property of consequence for the way we perceive shifts from culture to nature and vice versa? F.e. does it imply a change in the way public space is used? --> Buildings become magazines in need of advertisers to survive? Well, take a look at Times Square New York to see how the world would look. Nothing new there.
Flags are symbols of pride. This artpiece is trying to merge nationalistic symbolism with free market economy So there you have it: a cold war on the façde of a building and we call it Dutch design.
Next posts better be on topic please...
P.s. Nice work Teun!
Posted 13/03/2008 – 21:57

Wow. First a school, now a museum. What's next? The White house?

Should men be able to give birth to children?

Koert van Mensvoort: Is the artificial womb frankenstein-like symbol of (male) engineers trying to steal the magical womb from women? Or… is it a feminist project and needed to reach through equality between the sexes? I personally lean towards the latter. To me it feels like progress if a girl can tell a guy to carry the womb for a change.

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