MJ#1

The revenge of the white cube

It seems that the idea of the "white cube" is already overcome. Cultural strategies in the 1980s and 1990s were turned against the white cube, trying to relate the works, projects and exhibitions to actual time and space and to the social and political realities. The "white cube" was considered to be out of time and space, an ideal, a sterile, utopian place for no less sterile autonomous art. Several recent exhibitions and other events, including the last Documenta XI, indicate a different understanding of the "white cube" and a new importance of white cube strategies for curatorial work today.

With contributions by: Beti Žerovc, Boris Groys, Hedwig Fijen, Art & Language, Bart de Baere, Iara Boubnova, Branislav Dimitrijevic, Charles Esche, WHW, Viktor Misiano and Igor Zabel.