White cube

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Under White Cube (Engl. "White cube") is meant to present the exhibition concept art in white spaces. Since the 1920s it has been customary to show contemporary art in particular in neutral white in order to place the exhibition architecture clearly behind the artwork and to avoid any interaction between architecture and artwork. In recent years, however, the white cube has been controversial, as many museum and exhibition architects now believe that art cannot be experienced enough in white rooms without any preparation. Critical artists and theorists see the white cube as a means of tearing art out of its context through aestheticization and thereby neutralizing its (social) effect.


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Individual evidence

  1. Holger Liebs, Wolke or Wunderkammer, monopol, magazine for art and life, No. 07/2007
  2. ^ Brian O'Doherty: Inside the White Cube - The Ideology of the Gallery Space.