“White Cube” and “Critique of Institutions” Essay by Jordan Dawson

Too rarely is the institution of an art gallery examined. Does the place where art is put not become a piece of the art itself? O’Doherty claims that it does in his essay the “White Cube.” This is difficult to accept. To many, modern museums can seem stubbornly strict, which is true to a certain extent. It abides by a particular formula of objectivity. Uniformity. The intention is to attract no attention. The focus is the art. The rest is nothing but context. However, this is precisely where O’Doherty finds value. Continue reading