Blowhard, Esq. writes:
Designed by the firm MAD Architects (pausing so you can snicker) the Ordos Art & City Museum, located in Inner Mongolia, China, is blobitecture at its finest. Or should I say, at it’s “finest.” It resembles nothing so much as the Statute of Liberty’s fresh turd or that beached whale the Canadians are afraid is going to explode.
The city of Ordos is one of those creepy Chinese growth-for-growth’s sake ghost towns. Ignoring that elephant in the room, the Arch Daily link above states:
Located in the new city center of Ordos, the space itself is deeply rooted into the local culture. Although it has contemporary presence, there is a chance to think over what the term “local culture” means, where it is rooted and what it can become in the future.
As for the gallery spaces, we didn’t know what kind of exhibitions they would hold, so they are designed to be flexible.
A purposeless museum located in a peopleless city. It’s like a readymade setup for a new Paul Auster novel.