Moma Charette

Architecture is monstruous in the way each choice leads to the reduction of possibility. It implies a regime of either/or decisions often claustrophobic, even for the architect.

The notion of the Museum seems at the brink of a quantum leap. The very success of the museum as an institution - a pivtal center of contemporary society - threatens to engulf its prime function: the organised contemplation of art. A new conceptual framework must incorporate the additional roles and expectations that the museum has recently acquired.

Educational, media-related and production sections of the museum sponsor a variety of equivalent experiences from video to research to public programs and performances that are centered around the art without necessarily involving a direct confrontation with the art object.