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New Cube on the Block

Written by Black Cube

August 30.15

Black Cube would like to introduce you to the newest member of our family, the Black Cube shipping container. As a nomadic contemporary art museum, this shipping container accommodates our unique, mobile contemporary art exhibition model. The shipping container will be present at our 2015 pop up exhibitions and will house our Art Objects – one-of-a-kind items created by our artist fellows that are for sale to the public. Black Cube’s executive director and chief curator, Cortney Stell was inspired by the illy pop-up coffee shop she saw in the Giardini at the 2007 Venice Biennale. Inspiration was also found by Cortney’s friend and curator Carson Chan, who shares similar views about exhibition spaces and experimental architecture. The realization and construction of the Black Cube shipping container has to be credited to Joe Riché and his team of fabricators at Demiurge Sculptural Fabrication – an extraordinary art fabrication company based in Denver. Joe and his team built the Black Cube container by cutting a 20’ shipping container in half. From there they outfitted the space with drywall plywood-backed walls, the same quality that one would expect in any art space. From exhibition space to museum shop, the Black Cube shipping container is a multifaceted, movable space that will soon be coming to a block near you. Get excited. Find out where the Black Cube shipping container will be next on our pop up exhibitions page.

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