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Video: Charles Jencks on the 2014 Venice Biennale

Video: Charles Jencks on the 2014 Venice Biennale

In this extended interview by the Architectural Review, Charles Jencks provides an in-depth description of the 2014 Venice Biennale and critiques his former student Rem Koolhaas' overall curation and theme: Fundamentals.

Arguing that the previous thirteen Biennales have, "more or less, tried to predict what is going to happen over the next five years," "Rem Koolhaas has changed the paradigm:" Rem's Biennale is about "the past of the present". Jencks, who describes Koolhaas as "the Corbusier of our time", suggests that his Biennale is about analysis rather than total synthesis. He has, however, "shown that research can be creative."

Explore our full coverage of the 2014 Venice Biennale here.

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Cite: James Taylor-Foster. "Video: Charles Jencks on the 2014 Venice Biennale" 07 Jul 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/524571/video-charles-jencks-on-the-2014-venice-biennale/> ISSN 0719-8884

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