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Philippe Parreno’s Marquee, Guggenheim, NY (2008) on the Guggenheim Museum exterior, as part of "theanyspacewhatever" exhibition
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SPACE CADETS
by Walter Robinson



Back in 1973, a small group of students in the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program (including your correspondent) organized "MU32UM," an exhibition designed to give a behind-the-scenes look at the Whitney and its history. The orthographically irregular title -- ostensibly the word "museum" in mirror image -- reflected the self-referential formalism of the day, if not the "institutional critique" of more recent years.

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