Mark Wigley

Theme: Sensorial Knowledge

The Museum Is the Massage

What does it mean for museums to perfect an art of immersion in a time in which life is suspended within countless ubiquitous overlapping flows of information? How immersive is the museum experience of immersion? What kind of education is this? Or to say the same thing, what role might the museum play in a history of immersion?

Mark Wigley is Professor and Dean Emeritus of Columbia University’s Graduate School
of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. He is author of The Architecture of Deconstruction: Derrida’s Haunt (1993), White Walls, Designer Dresses: The Fashioning of Modern Architecture (1995; both MIT Press), Buckminster Fuller Inc.: Architecture in the Age of Radio (2015). He has curated exhibitions at MoMA, Witte de With, Drawing Center, NY, and CCA, Montreal. He is Co-Director of the Istanbul Design Biennial 2016.