Postmodern Crises of Mediation and the Passing of the Museum
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Examines the mediating function of the art museum, focusing on Gillian Rose's book "The Broken Middle: Out of Our Ancient Society," about the crisis of mediation in postmodernity. Analysis of the space of the art museumArchitectural expression of the art museum as a "holy middle" in the early part of the twentieth centuryRelationship between the institution of the museum and postmodern politics of difference.