September 2, 2004 - Austrian Frederick and Lillian Kiesler Private Foundation - 4th Austrian Frederick Kiesler Prize for Architecture and the Arts prize-winners
September 2, 2004

4th Austrian Frederick Kiesler Prize for Architecture and the Arts prize-winners

4th Austrian Frederick Kiesler Prize for Architecture and the Arts prize-winners

Asymptote, HydraPier, Haarlemmermeer, Niederlande 2002 Photo: Christian Richters (c) Asymptote    Prize-winners:
Asymptote / Hani Rashid + Lise Anne Couture
Vienna’s City Councillor for Culture and Science, Andreas Mailath-Pokorny
presents the award
on September 11, 2004, at 9:30 a.m.
on the terrace of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, Venice
Kiesler Foundation Vienna,
press@kiesler.org
Texts + Images: www.kiesler.org
T +43 1 513 07 75, F +43 1 513 07 75-5

The prize-winners of the 4th Austrian Frederick Kiesler Prize for Architecture and the Arts:
Asymptote / Hani Rashid + Lise Anne Couture

The Euro 55,000 Kiesler Prize is presented alternately by the Republic of Austria and the City of Vienna every two years for extraordinary achievements in architecture and the arts that relate to Frederick Kiesler’s experimental, innovative attitudes and his theory of ‘correlated arts’.

This year’s Frederick Kiesler Prize goes to Asymptote / Hani Rashid and Lise Anne Couture.

The jury, comprising Kurt W. Forster (Chairman), Olafur Eliasson, Marta Schreieck, Lars Spuybroek and Heimo Zobernig, explain their decision by the fact that, by creating spatial continuities, Asymptote have succeeded in forging a new symbiotic relationship between traditionally divided fields. Particularly emphasis is given to the fluid access to a non-normative space and the innovative link-up of body and spatial experience.

The renowned award will be presented in 2004 for the first time at the Architecture Biennial in Venice. Same place, same time:

Asymptote have designed an installation for the 9th Architecture Biennial: Metamorph at the Arsenale; on the basis of a morphed computer animation, the installation transforms the exhibition space into a sequence of modulating spatial units. The moving exhibition display illustrates architectural conditions of deviation, common features and flow.

The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is showing the exhibition Peggy and Kiesler: The Collector and the Visionary, a documentation of the famous exhibition design Art of This Century by the architect and designer Frederick Kiesler for Peggy Guggenheim’s art collection of the European and American avant-garde in New York, 1942.

Just as Frederick Kiesler (1890-1965) always remained true to a concept of changeability and adaptation in his theories and work, so too do Asymptote dedicate themselves to spatial perception research, taking into account the constantly changing systems of reference.

Previous winners of the Frederick Kiesler Prize for Architecture and the Arts:
1998: Frank O. Gehry/USA; 2000: Judith Barry/USA; 2002: Cedric Price/GB
Kiesler Foundation Vienna, Press: Catherine Dressler
press@kiesler.org
Texts + Images: www.kiesler.org
T +43 1 513 07 75, F +43 1 513 07 75-5

Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Press: Liesbeth Bollen
lbollen@guggenheim-venice.it
press@guggenheim-venice.it
T +39 041 240 54 04, F +39 041 520 68

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