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The 'Uncaged' Whitney Museum Brings the Built World to Life

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: Aug 31, 2011 • References: davebantz.posterous and suckerpunchdaily
Many modernists believe that the best backdrop for displaying works of art is a bleached white box. This 'Uncaged' Whitney Museum concept strives to embody the exact opposite. Seemingly void of even a single straight line, the gallery proposal explores intricate and organic fibrous forms that look to reference the cellular structure or the veins and the nerves within the human body.

The consequence of such a complex structure is that the circulation through the tangled corridors is anything but rational. It may take weeks for visitors to explore every winding exhibition space within the cultural center, and much longer to make sense of them. Designed by Dave Bantz and Cat Pham, the 'Uncaged' Whitney Museum would literally assert art as the heart of New York City.