Daniel Schneider

  • Mass MoCA

    As its official opening date approaches, it is difficult to know what to say about the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. Conceived in 1986 as the world's largest space for the exhibition of large-scale contemporary works, the project languished for thirteen years as funds evaporated, organizers and contributors defected, and public attention turned to flamboyant, jewel-like art palaces in places like Los Angeles and Bilbao. Forced to redefine itself repeatedly in order to raise funds, Mass MOCA now locates its mission at the blurry intersection of new technology, performance, and