WORK, BODY, LEISURE
20 December 2018 - 9 March 2019
A selection of press reviews and published articles
7-8-2018 "It's important to claim the architect as someone who thinks before building. We would have saved large portions of the population from suffering if we had debated the consequences of the architecture we designed, before agreeing to expensive, inaccessible buildings of low spatial and environmental quality."
DOMUS "Work, Body, Leisure, brings together multi-faceted voices and gives a major contribution to the debate on the architecture responsibility about the new technologies of work automation - and not just that."
know mag "In the Dutch Pavilion at the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale, architectural expert Beatriz Colomina has reconstructed John Lennon and Yoko Ono's Honeymoon Suite, the historic room 902 at the Hilton Hotel in Amsterdam."
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung "Im holländischen Pavillon, einem der klügsten und provokantesten auf dieser Biennale.." (In the Dutch pavilion, one of the cleverest and most provocative of the Biennale".)
Elephant "eye-popping project (...) that takes a playfully serious approach to the fluctuating conditions of labour and the pressures placed on the body in the wake of automated technology".
E-flux Architecture "This biennale once again revealed a profound disconnect between practicing architects that inherit models of interpretation of the real from older generations and younger architectural practitioners who, confronted with new and rapidly evolving technological paradigms, are exploring new ways of using and producing architectural discourse. Outside of the main exhibition, and even beyond the official program of the Biennale itself, a number of National Pavilions and independent exhibitions signal these efforts."
Parool 'Het Nederlandse paviljoen, het beste in jaren, biedt een originele kijk op lichaam en werk'.
De Groene Amsterdammer
31-10-2018 "In 1969 John Lennon and Yoko Ono undermined the concepts of work and rest, and private and public, by propagating peace from the bed. Their happening would be a foretaste of today's 24/7 work." (in Dutch)