June 16, 2007 - Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary - A COLLABORATIVE PROJECT IN LOPUD, CROATIA
June 16, 2007


Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Pavilion in Lopud, Croatia
 Photo: Michael Strasser / Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, 2007. Olafur Eliasson and David Adjaye, Your black horizon

Art Pavilion​

Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary
Lopud Island, Croatia
Lazareti, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Opening: 20th of June, 2007 at 6 pm
Exhibition: June 20-October 31, 2007
Entrance: free

Followed by: UPIC Diffusion Session # 12
Florian Hecker and Russell Haswell Symposium Patronage of Space

Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Art Pavilion is traveling to the Island of Lopud, accompanied by the symposium “Patronage of Space”
Your black horizon, a remarkable light installation by Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson, was commissioned by Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary and inaugurated to great critical acclaim in June 2005 as an official project at the 51st Venice Biennale of Visual Arts. London-based architect David Adjaye was engaged to work in close collaboration with Eliasson and to conceive an environment in which art and architecture were from the outset considered as one, “an interlocking equation”. It is this relationship, one of engagement and response, and a constant revision of prescribed boundaries between disciplines, that T-B A21 aspires to encourage on a broad and courageous scale.

The Art Pavilion is traveling to the island of Lopud, Croatia – just a few sea miles away from the UNESCO world heritage city of Dubrovnik. This distinctive location allows the artist and architect to test the conceptual nature of the project: to develop art and the spaces for art with respect for the site they inhabit. Embedded in an historic context, Lopuds rich Renaissance heritage and lively tourist development, the pavilion is a model for art destination travel and contemporary interventions. The challenge is to make a portable and temporary museum, which sits comfortably in its surrounding natural site.
Patronage of Space

Can the Art Pavilion become the catalyst for a dialogue between the practitioners of sustainable development and those of the contemporary art movement? Is there a relationship between contemporary art and cultural tourism? How can we offer an alternate space for local reflection and critique through contemporary art and architecture, which are themselves heritage-in-creation? As an attempt in this direction, T-B A21 will host a symposium titled “Patronage Of Space”, exploring the concept of Art Pavilions and contemporary positions in remote locations as well as the very idea of “patronage” of space which bridges contemporary and historical contexts, infused by simultaneous concern for historical continuity and sustainability, at the same time taking a meaningful role in the present.

11.00 am-1.00 pm Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Pavilion project

Branka šulc, Assistant Minister, Ministry of Culture of Croatia
Francesca von Habsburg, Chairman, T-B A21
Olafur Eliasson, Artist, Berlin
David Adjaye, Architect, Adjaye/Associates, London
Matthew Ritchie, Artist, New York
Mark Wigley, Dean of Graduate School of Architecture, Columbia University, New York
Crist Inman, Visiting Lecturer of Management and Organizations, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

2.004.00 pm Current Practices, breaking with tradition, again …

Beatriz Colomina, Professor of Architecture, Princeton University, New Jersey
Rem Koolhaas, Architect, OMA Office for Metropolitan Architecture, Rotterdam
Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-Director for Exhibitions, Serpentine Gallery, London
Jorge Otero-Pailos, Assistant Professor of Historic Preservation, Columbia University, New York
Dinko Pera i, Architect, Platforma 981, Split
François Roche, Architect, R&Sie(n), Paris
Moderator: Andreas Ruby, Architectural critic and theorist, Berlin

Under the official patronage of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia
and City of Dubrovnik, with kind support of Lopud town council
Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary
Himmelpfortgasse 13, 2nd floor, A-1010 Vienna
T 43 1 513 98 56 ext 29
F 43 1 513 98 56 22


This project is generously supported by Wiener Städtische and Deutsche Bank

Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary
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