Paella Series: Architecture on Display
Sunday November 7, 2010
Charles Renfro, Aaron Levy, Beatriz Colomina, Eva Franch
Storefront is pleased to celebrate the first edition of the PAELLA SERIES discussing Architecture on Display [AA Publications 2010] through a banquet discussion between 15 invited guests:
Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss
Brett Steele [textual presence]
Ariane Lourie Harrison
The event was introduced and cooked by Eva Franch and moderated by Aaron Levy and William Menking.
About the book:
Architecture on Display
On the History of the Venice Biennale of Architecture
Aaron Levy and William Menking
Architecture on Display is a research initiative by Aaron Levy and William Menking that consists of interviews with each of the living directors of the Venice Biennale for Architecture. Architecture on Display is a research initiative by Aaron Levy and William Menking that consists of interviews with each of the living directors of the Venice Biennale for Architecture. The origins of the architecture biennale are generally traced to the 1970s, when it emerged from under the umbrella of the larger Venice Biennale, which was itself established in 1895. Since then it has become one of the most prestigious forums for architectural discourse today, and has served as a model for a range of international exhibitions. The book explores the biennale through the directors who established its particular discourse, including Vittorio Gregotti, Paolo Portoghesi, Francesco Dal Co, Kurt W Forster, Massimiliano Fuksas, Hans Hollein, Richard Burdett, Deyan Sudjic, Aaron Betsky and Kazuyo Sejima, as well as the current president of the Venice Biennale, Paolo Barrata. These conversations do not seek to recapitulate the exhibitions themselves but rather explore the questions that these exhibitions raise, with the hope of offering a model for future curatorial endeavours.
178 x 110 mm, Paperback, 2010
The Paella Series is part of Storefront’s programming for the instigation and development of conversations and thoughts in a state of floating attention. The events have the aim to introduce intense public conversations and debate into spaces of quotidian action, in this case cooking and eating.
With the support of:
Despaña / 408 Broome Street /New York / www.despananyc.com