Two new iterations of Hans Ulrich Obrist’s ongoing Interview Project

Two new iterations of Hans Ulrich Obrist’s ongoing Interview Project

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Rendering of “NOW INTERVIEWS” installation at the Arsenale designed by SANAA

August 17, 2010

Two new iterations of Hans Ulrich Obrist’s ongoing Interview Project

29 August – 21 November 2010

12th International Architecture Exhibition
la Biennale di Venezia

Hans Ulrich Obrist
Cedric Price

The Institute of the 21st Century is proud to announce two new iterations of Hans Ulrich Obrist’s ongoing Interview Project.

For the 12th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice, Director and 2010 Pritzker Prize winner Kazuyo Sejima invited Hans Ulrich Obrist to realize two new projects: the NOW INTERVIEWS, six days of live public interviews and VENIC VENIC, an exhibition of Cedric Price as well as the launch of an online interactive website dedicated to the visionary architect. The NOW INTERVIEWS and VENIC VENIC will be on view from August 29 – November 21.

From August 22 through 27, Obrist will develop what he calls “a portrait of an exhibition” encouraging viewers to consider the diverse practices of all the participants in this year’s Biennale, which Sejima has united within the theme “people meet in architecture.” Located in the Arsenale designed by SANAA, the exhibition of the NOW INTERVIEWS will be installed on a series of monitors for the duration of the Biennale. In addition, the 2006 Serpentine Gallery 24-Hour Interview Marathon archive will be shown in its entirety. The NOW INTERVIEWS are curated by Karen Marta.

Organized by the Institute of the 21st Century, the exhibition which is co-curated by Samantha Hardingham and Hans Ulrich Obrist honors one of architecture’s most influential figures, Cedric Price (1934 – 2003), whose work continues to inspire young architects as well as generations of artists. Price’s conviction that architecture should be flexible enough to allow the occupier to adapt the building to serve the needs of the moment reflects his belief that time, alongside breadth, length and height – is the fourth dimension of architecture.

The exhibition features the launch of an interactive website developed by the Staatliche Hochschule for Gestaltung in Karlsruhe. The culmination of a yearlong project, the website ( comprises hundreds of individually edited video-clips which can be used to generate a live, albeit fictional, conversation between Cedric Price and the user.

Biennale participants include Aldo Cibic; Andrea Branzi; Andres Jaque; Anton Garcia-Abril; Benjamin Aranda, Chris Lasch and Nathan Browning; Bijoy Jain; Cerith Wyn Evans; Christian Kerez; Cristina Diaz Moreno and Efren Garcia Grinda; Cyrille Berger and Laurent P. Berger; Daniel Dendra and collaborator; Do-Ho Suh, Eulho Suh and Kyungen Kim; Fiona Tan; Florian Beigel and Philip Christou; Francesco Apuzzo, Markus Bader, Benjamin Foerster-Baldenius, Andrea Hofmann, Jan Liesegang, Christof Mayer, Matthias Rick and Axel Timm; Francisco Aires Mateus and Manuel Aires Mateus; Francois Roche; Heinrich Wolf; Jan De Vylder, Inge Vinck and Jo Tailieu; Janet Cardiff; Jose Selgas and Lucia Cano; Junya Ishigami; Kersten Geers, David Van Severen and Bas Princen; Luisa Lambri; Mark Pimlott and Tony Fretton; Matthias Schuler and Tetsuo Kondo; Mauricio Pezo and Sofia Von Ellrichshausen; Olafur Eliasson; Peter Ebner and Friends; Piet Oudolf; Rem Koolhaas; Renzo Piano; Ryue Nishizawa; Smiljan Radic and Marcela Correa; Sou Fujimoto; Thomas Demand and Adam Caruso; Tom dePaor; Tom Sachs; Toyo Ito; Valerio Olgiati; Walter Niedermayr; Wang Shu; Wim Wenders; and Yoshiharu Tsukamoto and Momoya Kaijima.

Additional NOW interviews
Hans Ulrich Obrist interviews Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa – August 24
Hans Ulrich Obrist interviews Rem Koolhaas – August 25
Bice Curiger interviews Hans Ulrich Obrist – August 26
Hans Ulrich Obrist interviews Frank Gehry – August 27

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