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12 Jun 2014

Korea wins Golden Lion at Venice Architecture Biennale



The Jury of the 14th International Architecture Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia awarded the Golden Lion for Best National Participation to Korea. The award went to the exhibition Crow’s Eye View: The Korean Peninsula — curated by Mass Studies founder Minsuk Cho.

The 14th International Architecture Exhibition, entitled Fundamentals is directed by Rem Koolhaas and organized by la Biennale di Venezia.It is open to the public from June 7 through November 23, 2014, in the Giardini and the Arsenale.

The Jury was composed of Francesco Bandarin (President, Italy), Kunlé Adeyemi (Nigeria), Bregtje van der Haak (The Netherlands), Hou Hanru (China), and Mitra Khoubrou (United Arab Emirates)


Golden Lion for Best National Participation to Korea

Crow’s Eye View: The Korean Peninsula

Sekwon Ahn, Alessandro Belgiojoso, Nick Bonner (featuring Mansudae Art Studio and anonymous artists and architects of North Korea), Marc Brossa, Onejoon Che, Charlie Crane, Maxime Delvaux, Min Cho Jun, Ik-Joong Kang, Karolis Kazlauskas & PLT Planning and Architecture Ltd., Dongsei Kim, Hanyong Kim, Kichan Kim, Seok Chul Kim & Franco Mancuso, Kim Swoo Geun, Young June Lee, Chris Marker, Philipp Meuser, Hoon Moon, MOTOElastico, Osamu Murai, Peter Noever (featuring the North Korean architects exhibited in Flowers for Kim Il Sung, MAK, 2010), Kyong Park (featuring Nam June Paik and the artists of the Project DMZ, Storefront for Art and Architecture, 1988), James Powderly, Kyungsub Shin, Hyun-Suk Seo (featuring Kim Jong Hui et al.), Yehre Suh, Yi Sang, Dongwoo Yim

Commissioner/Curator: Minsuk Cho. Curators: Hyungmin Pai, Changmo Ahn. Deputy Curator: Jihoi Lee.

Read more about the award on design boom

Image: minsuk cho exhibits crow’s eye view of divided korea kim il-sung square, pyongyang, 2010; photo © philipp meuser all images courtesy of arts council korea