PROFESSOR ROMÁN MEMBER OF THE JURY TO CHOOSE CHILEAN CURATOR FOR THE 2018 VENICE BIENNIAL
THE DEAN OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE, MUSIC AND DESIGN HAD THE SAME ROLE IN THE CHILEAN PAVILION IN THE PREVIOUS EDITION OF THE BIENNIAL.
October 4, 2017
The National Council for Culture and the Arts invited the dean of the Faculty of Architecture, Music and Design, Juan Roman, to be part of the jury of experts to choose the winner of the contest of ideas to develop the curatorial concept and the architectural proposal for Chile’s Pavilion at the 16th Venice Biennale of Architecture.
Roman was the curator of the Chilean pavilion in the 15th Biennial, and that is the reason for which he thinks he was called to be part of the selecting group, along with other prominent professionals and academics. "It is a jury of excellent level, with national and international exponents of great experience in exhibits and curatorial practices, in addition to being very knowledgeable about the Venice Biennale", said the minister of Culture, Ernesto Ottone.
Juan Roman said that "having lived the Biennial experience allows me to contribute, knowing how things are over there" and that "the level of the participants is very good too," he added.
The jury is reviewing proposals to choose ten of them, among which the winner will be chosen on October 26 and 27. "The project offered by Chile has to be in line with the invitation of the Biennial," said Roman.
The curators of the 2018 Biennial are Irish architects Ivonne Farrel and Shelly McNamara - in the previous edition it was the turn of the Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena, who raised the topic of "Freespace". Professor Roman interpreted the concept as "an architecture that welcomes the person arriving".
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