Work, Body, Leisure
Het Nieuwe Instituut

Curator: Marina Otero Verzier
Assistant curator: Katía Truijen
Exhibition design: Studio Raphael Coutin
Graphic design: Hans Gremmen
Production: Landstra & De Vries

Date: 21 December 2018 - 10 March 2019  
Location: Zaal 2, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam NL

From the success of the exhibition in Venice, the decision was taken to bring the exhibition Work, Body, Leisure in a new set up at Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam

With the title WORK, BODY, LEISURE, the Dutch Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia addresses the spatial configurations, modes of living and notions of the human body engendered by disruptive changes in labor ethos and conditions. The project, commissioned by Het Nieuwe Instituut and curated by Marina Otero Verzier, includes contributions by a group of architects, artists, designers, historians, musicians and theorists selected by the curatorial team and through a number of open calls. This collaborative endeavor seeks to foster new forms of creativity and responsibility within the architectural field in response to emerging technologies of automation. A domain of research and innovation that, despite its ongoing transformation of the built environment and bodies that inhabit it, is still largely devoid of a critical spatial perspective.

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