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U-SoA Professors’ Work Published in CLOG’s Guggenheim Edition

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U-SoA Professors’ Work Published in CLOG’s Guggenheim Edition

By UM News
“While contemporary museums are mainly designed as freestanding, monumental objects we were looking for the opposite,” Sheikholharam said.

Jean-Francois Lejeune, professor of architecture, and Ehsan Sheikholharam, adjunct faculty of the School of Architecture, have their paper, “The Psychology of the Chthonic and the Salzburg Museum,” published in the Guggenheim issue of CLOG magazine, released February 23.

CLOG slows things down. Each issue of the prestigious journal explores, from multiple viewpoints and through a variety of means, a single subject that is particularly relevant to architecture now.

“While contemporary museums are mainly designed as freestanding, monumental objects we were looking for the opposite,” Sheikholharam said. “If Frank Lloyd Wright’s New York Guggenheim museum expresses the essence of the contemporary work of art as well as the spirit of its time, we were trying to write about an alternative model.”

The paper, referring to a controversial project for the city of Salzburg, suggests a different view of the origins and aspirations of the Guggenheim Foundation. It offers a psychoanalytic theory the unconscious desire that stimulated the Foundation’s interest in Hans Hollein’s subterranean museum project.

The Guggenheim edition of CLOG focuses on the contributions of the Guggenheim Foundation and the interaction of the architecture of their many museums with the art they contain, as well as the Guggenheim’s transcendence to a brand that includes collections and architectural icons. Previous editions of CLOG have had themes ranging from prisons to Miami to sci-fi to the World Trade Center. Several SoA faculty were also published in the Miami issue, released in 2013.

The Guggenheim issue is available for order now, at the CLOG website.