Monday, November 4, 2013

Follies to test the potential of public space

In the past, the Folly project has been staged as part of the Gwangju Design Biennale, but this year it is being presented for the first time as a stand-alone event. Curated by Nikolaus Hirsch (director), Philipp Misselwitz and Eui Young Chan (curators), Gwangju Folly II uses the ambiguities of the folly as a tool of enquiry to address the condition of public space. Eight follies (some moving targets on the metro or a moving hotel) have been commissioned from artists/architects including Ai Weiwei, Raqs Media Collective, Rem Koolhaas, Do Ho Suh and Superflex
Image: Do Ho Suh and Suh Architects, In Between Hotel, Gwangju Folly II