Sunday, July 18, 2004
Frank Gehry proves once again, that his work is an illustration and demonstration of the thesis that there is a terrible and malignant cancer at the heart of modern liberalism. Notice how the beautiful open-air trellis's symmetry and balance is betrayed and mocked by the deliberate ruin of the uncontrolled, monstrous proscenium. It's the usual violent, steely explosion of Gehric, Western self-hate. What a miserable testament to the worthlessness of post-Cold-War architecture. Dan Drezner is right - Kashpoor's Cloud Gate sculpture is infinitely superior - an expression of the hopefulness and optimism that represents all that is good in modernity and liberal ambition.