Japan Pavilion at the 11th International Architecture Exhibition, the Venice Biennale in 2008

National Participation: Japanese Pavilion

EXTREME NATURE: Landscape of Ambiguous Spaces

Commissioner:
Taro Igarashi
(Architectural Critic/ Associate Professor of Tohoku University)

Exhibitors:
Junya Ishigami (Architect) / Hideaki Ohba (Botanist)

Outline of the Biennale

Photo taken at press conference
Press Release (November 11, 2007, at The Japan Foundation)

Theme: Out There. Architecture Beyond Building
Director: Aaron Betsky (Director of the Cincinnati Art Museum/ Former Director of the Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAI) of Rotterdam)
Venues: Giardini di Castello, Arsenale, etc.
Exhibition Dates: September 14 - November 23, 2008
(10:00. - 18:00, daily)
Preview: September 11 - 13, 2008 (10:00.-19:00)
Awarding Ceremony: September 13, 2008 (17:00)
Web site: http://www.labiennale.org

Outline of the Japanese Participation

Theme: EXTREME NATURE: Landscape of Ambiguous Spaces
Commissioner: Taro Igarashi (Architectural Critic/ Associate Professor of Tohoku University)
Organizer: The Japan Foundation
Supported by: The Obayashi Foundation, Shiseido Co., Ltd.
Cooperated by: Union Foundation for Ergodesign Culture, Gallery Koyanagi

Official Catalog
Contemporary Architect's Concept Series 2:Junya Ishigami (tentative title)
 ISBN978-4-87275-150-5 C0352
 Publication estimated in September 2008 from INAX Publishing:
 http://www.inax.co.jp/publish/ (In Japanese)

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