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  • Cardinales

    Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo (MARCO)

    Seldom does the inaugural show of a new museum so effectively bring together the very concept of exhibition with the architecture of the institution itself and its historical and social place in the city. The former prison that today houses the MARCO was constructed along the lines of Jeremy Bentham’s panopticon. Some of Bentham’s plans were presented in the exhibition, and they illustrate the panopticon’s basic principle, which is the organization of space around a central zone to afford the optimum capacity for observation and control. This structure was preserved in the remodeling of the

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