Artist Gets Museum Show, Whether He Likes It or Not

By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted May 22, 2007 7:17 AM CDT
Artist Gets Museum Show, Whether He Likes It or Not
'   (New York Times/ Robert Spencer)

(Newser) – A New England museum will display an artist's work against his will, the New York Times reports. Swiss provocateur Christoph Büchel, who recreates environments for visitors to wander through, shut down his show at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art after a squabble over budget constraints. But the museum is defiantly opening the exhibition anyway—wrapping pieces with giant tarps until a court gives the nod.

Büchel's installation, called "Training Ground for Democracy,” juxtaposes the likes of a movie theater, house and voting booth with a war landscape. The museum cut Büchel off when he requested a burned and bomb-damaged jet fuselage to be hung from the ceiling. Some observers speculate Büchel's balking is a stunt and "the final act of the work itself." (Read more Christoph Buchel stories.)

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.
Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
X
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.

X