Op 25 juni vindt de tweede editie plaats van ‘s werelds meest onzichtbare kunstfestival in een niet nader te noemen stad ergens in Nederland. Om een en ander te kunnen laten plaatsvinden is men druk bezig met aanvullende financiering middels een online campagne. € 2200 is het alleszins bescheiden streefbedrag dus dat zou moeten lukken.
“He estimates he’s done some 15,000 (!) exterior color jobs in San Francisco. If you add in the other buildings that have cribbed his schemes, it becomes clear that Buckter is more than just a San Francisco original: he’s partly responsible for what people here and around the world think San Francisco looks like.”
Shonandai cultural center, Fujisawa, Itsuko Hasegawa, 1990.
“[…]examples of postmodern architecture, high and low, commercial and arty, weird and wonderful, and from all over the world, highlighting how stylistic liberty is, was and will always be a joyous thing.”
“Southdale Mall still exists. It is situated off I-494, south of downtown Minneapolis […]”
“It does not seem like a historic building, which is precisely why it is one. Fifty years ago, Victor Gruen designed a fully enclosed, introverted, multitiered, double-anchor-tenant shopping complex with a garden court under a skylight — and today virtually every regional shopping center in America is a fully enclosed, introverted, multitiered, double-anchor-tenant complex with a garden court under a skylight. Victor Gruen didn’t design a building; he designed an archetype.”
“Victor Gruen may well have been the most influential architect of the twentieth century. He invented the mall.”