Wouter Vanstiphout and his office Crimson Architectural Historians have been selected together with FAT Architecture and writer Owen Hatherley, to curate next years British Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale.
The ‘super group’ had to compete with a team consisting out of architect David Knight, journalist Oliver Wainwright and planner Finn Williams to the job, which will see them put together an exhibition relating to Rem Koolhaas’ call on national pavilions to respond to the theme Absorbing Modernity: 1914-2014.
Crimson, FAT and Hatherley proposed a project titled ‘A Clockwork Jerusalem’ with an exhibition concept that critically responds to Koolhaas’ statement that modernism has erased all national and regional differences in architecture.
Vicky Richardson from the British Council, said: “We look forward to working with FAT, Crimson and Owen Hatherley on ‘A Clockwork Jerusalem’. The selection committee felt their approach was both challenging and poetic, and that their work will make an important contribution to understanding modernity in British architecture.”
The 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale is being directed by Rem Koolhaas and has a working title of Fundamentals. It takes place from June 7 to November 23, 2014.