Required Reading, Hrag Vartanian και Lakshmi Rivera Amin, δημοσίευση στο Hyperallergic [13/1/2023]Marilena Pateraki
- The new building for the Orange County Museum of Art has been completed — sort of. Carolina Miranda takes us through the new space in all its uneven craftsmanship and perplexing gallery placement for the LA Times:
On the macro level, the spaces acquit themselves well. But the current installation design feels a bit muddled. At the moment, the ground floor contains two adjacent shows: one for the permanent collection, the other for the temporary California Biennial. The paths into each one aren’t well delineated. I watched a number of people descend the ramp that leads to the galleries and then wonder where exactly to go next. The galleries also bleed one into another, making it unclear where one exhibition begins and another ends. It’s museum as endless scroll; the burden will be on exhibition designers to set some boundaries.
- Copenhagen’s Noma restaurant announced plans to close its doors by the end of next year, sparking a debate about the sustainability of ultra-expensive restaurants that charge hundreds per meal — yet chronically underpay and overwork employees. Julia Moskin writes for the New York Times:
The decision comes as Noma and many other elite restaurants are facing scrutiny of their treatment of the workers, many of them paid poorly or not at all, who produce and serve these exquisite dishes. The style of fine dining that Noma helped create and promote around the globe — wildly innovative, labor-intensive and vastly expensive — may be undergoing a sustainability crisis.
Mr. Redzepi, who has long acknowledged that grueling hours are required to produce the restaurant’s cuisine, said that the math of compensating nearly 100 employees fairly, while maintaining high standards, at prices that the market will bear, is not workable.
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