MassMoCA Versus The Artist

The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art has been in a dispute with artist Christoph Büchel over an installation that went wrong and was ultimately canceled by the museum. But now the museum is showing the incomplete installation under some peculiar circumstances. “Yellow tarps affixed to construction fencing block the visitor’s view of most of the materials assembled for the project. This is to propound the idea that the museum is not actually exhibiting Büchel’s unfinished work and cannot therefore be sued for doing so. If the US District Court in Springfield rules in the museum’s favor, then the fencing will be removed.”