A History of Whiteness in Architecture on Display

written by Christian Teckert


Museums and exhibition buildings have experienced an unparalleled boom in the last few years. It seems that hardly any city can afford not to have a spectacular new museum designed by a star architect. The ‘success’ of a Tate Modern in London, a MOMA in New York, or a Guggenheim in Bilbao sets the standards. If museums were once dedicated to be a cultural archive and to host exhibitions, they have now significantly taken over the function of tourist sites, of urban communication centres with a multiplicity of commercial agendas.