Work, body, leisure

News - 18 January 2018 - Communication BK

The Dutch Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Biennale will be a collective installation with a diverse Extended Program. Amongst others, BK City staff Víctor Muñoz Sanz (Urbanism) will be part of the pavilion, presenting an installation together with Marten Kuijpers. The collective Northscapes, composed by Hamed Khosravi, Taneha Kuzniecow Bacchin, and Filippo La Fleur (Urbanism), will develop an installation and collateral events as part of the Extended Program under the title of The Port and the Fall of Icarus.  

An intervention inside the Rietveld Pavillion will serve as part of the collective exhibition Work, Body, Leisure, commissioned by Het Nieuwe Instituut. Víctor Muñoz Sanz (Urbanism) and Marten Kuijpers will present there an installation exploring the architecture of full automation in the port of Rotterdam and across agricultural clusters in the Netherlands. All contributors to the collective installation were invited by curator Marina Otero Verzier, with the other contributors being: Amal Alhaag, curator, cultural programmer and radio host; architectural historian and theorist Beatriz Colomina; designer and researcher Simone C. Niquille; architecture historian, theorist, and critic Mark Wigley. Floris Vos, art director and set designer, has been appointed as the spatial designer for the exhibition.

The Extended Program of the Dutch Pavilion is organised through Het Nieuwe Instituut and Creative Industries Fund NL. The collective Northscapes, composed by Hamed Khosravi, Taneha Kuzniecow Bacchin, and Filippo La Fleur (Urbanism), is invited to develop an installation and collateral events as part of the extended program under the title of The Port and the Fall of Icarus. The project is a development and a continuation of a long-term research and design project on the topic of logistics and its architectural, social, and political implications. Other participants include Matthew Stewart and Jane Chew; Noam Toran; Giuditta Gendarme; and Liam Young.

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