Three Entry Points

Philip Ursprung 

So far, I have seen three buildings by Barozzi Veiga, all located in Switzerland and recently completed. It took me a while to understand that the Bündner Kunstmuseum in Chur by Barozzi Veiga is an entry point, not a monolith. On photographs it looks imposing and exclusive – in line with many of today’s cultural institutions which tend to reinforce the growing economic inequality and social segregation. But when I approached it, I perceived it as a place of access. “Here is the door,” it says, “you are welcome, come in!”...[+]

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