19 October 2012

2.9.5 No Picture Was Allowed

His analogue watch showed it was 735 already so he decided, because he still had a bit of time, that he would go to Punta Della Dogana. Among some museums that he had been before, this was one of his favorite just because it was Tadao Ando's and the collection was pretty good too. He tried to make a list of his favorite but it kept changing overtime.

A temporary list of his favorite museums:
1/ Kolumba, Köln Louisiana, Copenhagen
2/ Vitra, Weil am Rhein
2a/ Pompidou, Paris
3/ Kolumba, Köln
4/ Ludwig, Köln
5/ Punta Della Dogana, Venice

He tried to like Zaha Hadid's but he never did. If there was anything too contemporary, then it was that to him. Tadao Ando did it just right, a proper amount of confinement and closure, not overpowering like if it was going to gulp down the artworks begging for more attention from the passerby. He has not been able to spot a tatami that did not possess the perfect six holes, that why he kept coming to solve Ando's puzzle. Although the flow of people was pretty much defined by the orientation system, there was a dead end somewhere that forced you to stop and walk back. If he was the architect, he would make a slide, which connects the room with David Hammon's Forgotten Dream to the main reception area just like the canals of Venice that could surprisingly bring you to somewhere unknown. 

In the main reception area you can see people were anxiously waiting for themselves to be checked. This area functioned similarly to a narthex of a church so that only the selected could enter the museum. The criteria of who could enter the museum changed overtime following what is present. You simply have to be present enough in order to get in. No need to be contemporary, nor conservative, just represent yourself.

He stepped into the museum, passing all the familiar artworks, straight to the backyard where he could sit down and watch the sun was disappearing to the Adriatic Sea.

*No picture was allowed inside the museum
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