“Oferta pública / Public Tender”, Rita McBride
Oferta pública / Public Tender carefully documents the unique role of architecture in the contemporary art museum. Part muse, part public monument, MACBA is captured in a photographic exposé by Anne Pöhlmann, as it prepares for exhibitions over a year leading up to the deliberate archaeological rediscovery of Richard Meier’s original design intentions of 1995 and the concurrent installation of major sculptural works by Rita McBride in May of 2012. This unconventional exhibition catalog, with a presentation by Bartomeu Marí and essays by Luis Fernández-Galiano and Mark Wigley, sheds light on the structural and philosophical rigors of an architecture and a sculpture that literally offers its soul in the service of the public.
In collaboration with the MACBA, Museu d´Art Contemporani de Barcelona. Exhibition 18.05.12 – 24.09.12