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Interview with Jean-Louis Cohen, Curator of the French Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale

Interview with Jean-Louis Cohen, Curator of the French Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale

On the morning that France accepted a Special Mention for its exhibition "Modernity: Promise or Menace?" at the Venice Biennale, Curator Jean-Louis Cohen spoke to us about the questions raised within, on, and around the walls of the French Pavilion. Standing in front of a model of the farcical Villa Arpel from Jacques Tati's famous film "Mon Oncle," Cohen explained that France didn't just absorb modernity (as Rem Koolhaas proposed) but that France inspired modernity, providing different expectations, promises and, as the title suggests, menaces.

For more images and curatorial texts check out our coverage of the pavilion here.

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Cite: Becky Quintal. "Interview with Jean-Louis Cohen, Curator of the French Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale" 03 Jul 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/523838/interview-with-jean-louis-cohen-curator-of-the-french-pavilion-at-the-2014-venice-biennale/> ISSN 0719-8884

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