August 20, 2008 - Experimenta - Peter Zumthor
August 20, 2008

Peter Zumthor

Sogn Benedetg Chapel.
Copyright Thomas Mayer.

Lisbon hosts Peter Zumthor Exhibition and Lecture
An Experimentadesign Initiative

06.09.2008 – 02.11.2008

ExperimentaDesign Lisboa
Rua Cidade de Lobito, Atelier Municipal 3
1800-088 Lisboa, Portugal
+351 210 993 045 T
+351 210 963 866 F
lisboa [​at​]

The first main exhibition of the emblematic Swiss architect Peter Zumthor comes to Portugal. Stretching over almost 2000 m2 in LX Factory, an emerging cultural space in Lisbon, it takes place from September 7 to November 2, 2008. Unique in its breadth and depth, it represents a milestone in the author’s career and the study of contemporary architecture.

The largest and most comprehensive exhibition ever devoted to Peter Zumthor’s work, it features 29 projects, 5 large-scale models, an impressive document collection and a life-size video installation of 12 buildings by the artists Nicole Six and Paul Petritsch. In this installation 6 screens show 6 perspectives of a building for 40 minutes, recreating the experience of Zumthor’s architecture in an intense and enveloping atmosphere.

Peter Zumthor – Buildings and Projects 1986-2007 is produced by and presented in association with Kunsthaus Bregenz where it was first shown in September 2007.

To mark this presentation, Peter Zumthor delivers a lecture on September 6, in the Aula Magna of Reitoria de Lisboa. A rare opportunity to become acquainted with the author’s conceptual process.

Pioneering a singular relationship between architectural space and time, Zumthor’s work sets the tone for the reflection around the theme: ‘It’s About Time’. The Warm Up ExperimentaDesign Lisboa 2009 represents the Biennale’s first moment of communication and anticipation, providing the public with an introduction to the theme and an approach to its core protagonists and events.

Lecture | 06.09.2008 | 17h | Tickets

Exhibition | 07.09.2008_02.11.2008 | 12h-20h daily | guided tours
Tickets at Lx Factory

Peter Zumthor – Buildings and Projects 1986-2007
With a film installation by Nicole Six and Paul Petritsch
Produced by and presented in association with Kunsthaus Bregenz

Experimentadesign is a cultural design biennale and a trademark of the Portuguese association Experimenta.

Strategic Partners:
Lisbon City Hall, Ministry of Economy and Innovation, Portuguese Tourism, Portuguese Ministry of Culture. Amsterdam City Hall, Ministry of Economic Affairs / Pieken in de Delta.

Cultural Partners: Premsela foundation for design, Mondriaan Foundation, Amsterdams Fund for the Arts, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds / Associated Brands: Droog Design, Westerhuis Gallery, JcDecaux, Ymere / Media Partners: Frame, Mark, Damn, Icon, Items, 2G, Zoot, Het Parool / Specific Support: Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy, Flevodruk, Agency for International Business and Cooperation (EVD).

Droog Design is ExperimentaDesign Amsterdam 2008 local partner.
Experimentadesign Amsterdam 2008 will take place during the “4 weeks of FreeDesigndom” in Amsterdam.

Official Sponsor: EDP – Energias de Portugal / Associated Brands: Cision, Grupo Altis / Cooperation Protocol: Ordem dos Arquitectos / Promotion Partners: FAD – Foment de les Arts i del Disseny / Specific Support: LXFactory / Media Friends: Arquitectura&Vida, 2G, Zoot, Time Out / Support: Pro Helvetia, Ambassade de Suisse au Portugal, Soft Textil, Arquitectura Ibérica, Ton+Build.

With the high patronage of the President of the Republic Aníbal Cavaco Silva.
Statute of Superior cultural interest, within the patronage of the arts law.

ExperimentaDesign Lisboa
Rua Cidade de Lobito, Atelier Municipal 3
1800-088 Lisboa, Portugal
+351 210 993 045 T
+351 210 963 866 F

ExperimentaDesign Amsterdam
Staalstraat 7 A/B
1011 JJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 (0) 205 235 058 T
+31 (0) 203 201 710 F

ExperimentaDesign Lisboa

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