Monday, September 1, 2008

venice architecture biennale 2008 preview

Venice 11' architecture biennale 2008 preview
'out there: architecture beyond building'
directed by aaron betsky
from: september 14th to november 23rd, 2008
at: arsenale and giardini exhibition venues
venice, 2008.

הביאנלה ה 11 לארכיטקטורה בונציה
14-ספטמבר עד 23 נובמבר
installations at the arsenale
'airXY by M-A-D (erik adigard & chris salter)
from immaterial to rematerial' as part of the 'out there: architecture beyond building' curated
by aaron betsky

installations at the arsenale
'cloud' installation by an te liu

"aura" istallation by zaha hadid and patrik schumacher
at: villa foscari la malcontenta, venice, italy
from: 14th september - 23rd november, 2008

installations at the arsenale
The ‘lotus’ room by Zaha Hadid
is conceived as a fragmented enclosure that can be compressed and expanded into programmed
areas for resting, sitting, storage, and browsing

UK exhibition
'Hypnerotosphere' installation by british architect nigel coates:
environment that consist of three components;
furniture, a movie of dancers and floating architectural models

According to Aaron Betsky – for six years director of the Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAI) in Rotterdam, one of the most prestigious museums and architecture centres in the world, and Director of the Cincinnati Art Museum since last year – the 11th Architecture Exhibition turns to architecture beyond building to address the central issues of our society. Instead of buildings, it will present installations made by architects who have responded to the impulse offered by Betsky and accepted his challenge. This challenge reverberates onto us, encourages our capacity for interpretation, and relies on emotion to give us the chance to make sense of the world and feel at home in it. Betsky points out “what should be an obvious fact: architecture is not building. Architecture must go beyond buildings because buildings are not enough. They are big and wasteful accumulations of natural resources that are difficult to adapt to the continually changing conditions of modern life”.


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