Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)--page 3 (of four pages)

Farshid Moussavi

Brian Boucher in Art in America notes: "Another exceptional feature of the building is that the inner surface of the steel walls (which are visible from the ground floor and flanking the main stairway), along with the ceiling of the main gallery, are [sic] painted a dark, matte blue. At the press conference, Moussavi explained that for her, 'The idea of neutrality was problematic. I did not want a cold, sterile white box.' In her view, against white walls, art 'floats,' while the darkened ceiling weights the space and anchors the artwork"(internet).

The dramatic staircase

Sorry for so many pitures--I found this setting irresistibly photogenic!

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