Establishing Therme Group’s second consecutive year in partnership with Serpentine Galleries, Therme Art Program’s acquisition of Junya Ishigami’s 2019 Serpentine Pavilion was announced at the Frieze Breakfast to mark the beginning of Frieze week.
Taking place at Serpentine Galleries, the intimate event included remarks by Serpentine Galleries Artistic Director Hans Ulrich Obrist, and Mikolaj Sekutowicz, Curator and CEO of Therme Art Program.
Created according to his ‘free space’ philosophy, the renowned Japanese architect’s Pavilion represents the seamless union of man-made and natural worlds, embodying a quiet but insistent call to rethink how we design and conceive of architecture’s role in contemporary urban life.
Of Ishigami’s Pavilion, Sekutowicz remarked that, “It has become incredibly important to merge nature and human architecture to overcome the environmental challenges our civilization is currently facing. As a company, we are actively searching for solutions to challenges in architectural design and city planning through art. Ishigami’s design for this year’s Pavilion responds to these challenges, approaching solutions through the artistic and conceptual freedom provided by Serpentine Galleries.”
Therme Group’s acquisition of Ishigami’s 2019 Pavilion––along with its proud support of his furniture design concept Lotus––follows its acquisition of Mexican architect Frida Escobedo’s 2018 Pavilion, and highlights its continued commitment to the experimental architecture program.Read more