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Venice Biennale 2014: Hans Ulrich Obrist and Herzog & de Meuron Collaborate on Swiss Pavilion

Venice Biennale 2014: Hans Ulrich Obrist and Herzog & de Meuron Collaborate on Swiss Pavilion
Venice Biennale 2014: Hans Ulrich Obrist and Herzog & de Meuron Collaborate on Swiss Pavilion, Venice Biennale 2012: Switzerland Pavilion. Image © Nico Saieh
Venice Biennale 2012: Switzerland Pavilion. Image © Nico Saieh

Hans Ulrich Obrist, co-director of London’s Serpentine Gallery, has been chosen as curator for the Swiss pavilion at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale. Inspired by director Rem Koolhaas’ theme, “Fundamentals,” Obrist recalled the first architects he ever met, Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron, and invited them to collaborate on the exhibition. 

“When I was invited to do the pavilion, I thought working with [Herzog and de Meuron] fit in with the whole idea of the biennale this year – looking to the past, and using the past as a toolbox to create the future,” Obrist told ARTINFO UK.  

Alongside contributing artists Tino Sehgal and Philippe Parreno, and Japanese architecture firm Atelier Bow-Wow, Obrist and Herzog & de Meuron will design a retrospective based on the ideas of Lucius Burckhardt and Cedric Price, and their relevance to today’s architecture. 

Reference: BlouinArtINFO

Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Venice Biennale 2014: Hans Ulrich Obrist and Herzog & de Meuron Collaborate on Swiss Pavilion" 18 Mar 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/487284/venice-biennale-2014-hans-ulrich-obrist-and-herzog-and-de-meuron-collaborate-on-swiss-pavilion/>