Basically…this shit is crazy. I don’t know what the deal is with this ninja Albo exactly, but his ‘ArtJail Philadelphia‘ project [a museum, youth center, and prison all in one!] was emailed to us over here at architecture.MNP – and the video was killin me.
No stranger to controversy, since it’s founding in the Philadelphia suburbs in 1922 the Barnes Foundation has been embroiled in one sort of conflict or another for most of it’s history, often thanks to the eccentricities of founder Albert C. Barnes. The unusual plan unveiled this week for a new Barnes building, which brings giant televisions, slot machines, and elaborately costumed employees to Philadelphia’s Museum Row will do little to still those troubled waters. One of the proposal’s many radical elements is it’s inclusion of Philadelphia’s juvenile detention hall The Youth Study Center within the same structure as the Barnes Foundation’s multi-billion dollar art collection; earlier plans had called for a relocation of the Youth Study Center to West Philadelphia [text from email, sent by firstname.lastname@example.org].
::more ridiculous over at ArtJail.org::
Posted: September 6th, 2007
at 5:28am by orangemenace
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