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Unique Venice Pavilion drawings display in Oslo. Norwegian architect’s Sverre Fehn’s original drawings for the Nordic Pavilion in Venice presented alongside Ferruzzi’s black-and-white photographs of the building. The exhibition will be displaying original material related to the pavilion such as the preparatory drawings, sketches, and competition drafts. These and the photos by Ferruzzi have been gathered from Fehn’s personal archives, which were included in the National Museum’s collections six years ago     June’s upcoming exhibition also includes publications about the pavilion, along with information about the architecture competition to design the Nordic Pavilion for the Venice Biennale in 1958. Sverre Fehn (1924-2009) won this competition at the age of 34. The building’s completion and start of usage in 1962 brought the Norwegian architect international fame.

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Unique Venice Pavilion drawings display in Oslo

Published on Friday, 13th June, 2014 at 11:16 under the news category, by Manisha Choudhari.

Norwegian architect’s Sverre Fehn’s original drawings for the Nordic Pavilion in Venice presented alongside Ferruzzi’s black-and-white photographs of the building.

Sverre Fehn's Venezia Pavilion
This is one of the many photographs of the Norwegian architect's work.Sverre Fehn's Venezia Pavilion
Photo: © All rights reserved, Ferruzzi


The exhibition will be displaying original material related to the pavilion such as the preparatory drawings, sketches, and competition drafts. These and the photos by Ferruzzi have been gathered from Fehn’s personal archives, which were included in the National Museum’s collections six years ago    

June’s upcoming exhibition also includes publications about the pavilion, along with information about the architecture competition to design the Nordic Pavilion for the Venice Biennale in 1958. Sverre Fehn (1924-2009) won this competition at the age of 34. The building’s completion and start of usage in 1962 brought the Norwegian architect international fame.

Fehn received his architect education a little after World War II at what is known as the Oslo School of Architecture and Design today. In 1952, he travelled to Morocco, moving to Paris, only returning to Norway in 1954 and starting his own studio.

Venezia Pavilion, Sverre Fehn
Venezia Pavilion, Sverre Fehn
© All rights reserved, Ferruzzi
The Norwegian architect has also created many notable works apart from the Nordic Pavilion. These include the Norwegian Glacier Museum in western Norway’s Sogn og Fjordane County, the Hedmark Museum in eastern Norway, and the Schreiner house in Oslo. He is also the recipient of the Heinrich Tessenow Gold Medal and the Pritzker Prize.

Norway’s National Museum building was designed by Christian H. Grosch (1801-65), and was completed in 1830. Sverre Fehn added to the building, which opened as an exhibition space for architecture in 2008.

The collection includes photos, models and drawings primarily from the archives of privately practising Norwegian architects.

The exhibition Venice: Fehn’s Nordic Pavilion will be on display from 20 June–31 December 2014 at the National Museum – Architecture, and will be curated by Eva Madshus.

Events include:

  • A lecture in Norwegian held by the Oslo School of Architecture and Design’s Professor Per Olaf Fjeld on 4th September at 5pm, called Fehn and Venice.
  • An exclusive guided tour in Norwegian by architect Martin Dietrichson and Eva Madshus called Fehn Pavilions on Oslo Culture Night on12th September at 7pm and 8pm.
  • The Venice Biennale and Fehn’s Pavilion (in Norwegian): a seminar held on 20th November at 5pm, with papers by Katya Garcia-Antón, director of the OCA (Office for Contemporary Art Norway); Nina Berre, director of architecture at the National Museum, Eva Madshus, and senior National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design curator Andrea Kroksnes.

Both the lecture and the seminar require pre-registration.

The exhibition in Oslo will be taking place at the same time as the Architecture Biennale in Venice, which is one of the world’s finest architecture exhibitions. Nina Berre, director of Architecture at the National Museum is scheduled to be the main curator in the Nordic Pavilion, which is co-owned by Finland and Sweden.



Published on Friday, 13th June, 2014 at 11:16 under the news category, by Manisha Choudhari.

This post has the following tags: architecture, oslo, venice, norway.





  
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