Architecture is not art
Pavilion 3 - Arena
A conversation between Carsten Höller and Stefano Boeri, moderated by Cecilia Alemani, discussing the fluid lines between art and architecture. What happens when these two disciplines cross-contaminate? How often do contemporary artists harness architectural tools, sometimes playfully infiltrating a field that is not their own? What are the dynamics between these two spheres? This discussion starts with the work of the artists involved and explores the affinities and differences between the two disciplines.
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Stefano Boeri, architect and urban planner, is Full Professor at Politecnico di Milano and visiting professor in several international universities. In Shanghai he is Director of the Future City Lab at Tongji University: a post- doctoral research program which explores the future of contemporary metropolis under the perspectives of biodiversity and urban forestry.
Stefano Boeri’s work ranges from the production of urban visions and architectures to interior and product design.
Cecilia Alemani is an Italian curator based in New York. Currently, she is the Artistic Director of the upcoming 59th International Art Exhibition (2022) at the Venice Biennale. Since 2011, she has been the Director & Chief Curator of High Line Art, the public art program presented by the High Line in New York. In 2018, Alemani served as Artistic Director of the inaugural edition of Art Basel Cities: Buenos Aires. In 2017, she curated the Italian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale.