I Am Interested in Seeing the Future
Exhibition by Vladimir Belogolovsky
Building D, 2555 Longteng Avenue, Xuhui District
West Bund, Shanghai, China
March 9 – April 28, 2019
Liz Diller and Ric Scofidio of Diller Scofidio + Renfro, New York, USA
Peter Eisenman of Eisenman Architects, New York, USA
Daniel Libeskind of Studio Libeskind, New York, USA
James Wines of SITE, New York, USA
Thom Mayne of Morphosis, Los Angeles, USA
Philip Yuan of Archi-Union Architects, Shanghai, China
Liu Yichun and Chen Yifeng of Atelier Deshaus, Shanghai, China
Yung Ho Chang of Atelier FCJZ, Beijing, China
Ma Yansong of MAD, Beijing, China
Zhang Ke of ZAO/standardarchitecture, Beijing, China
Since graduating from the Cooper Union School of Architecture in 1996, Vladimir Belogolovsky has crossed disciplinary boundaries by transitioning from practicing architecture to becoming an exhibition curator and critic to evolving as a conceptual installation artist in his pursuit of continuously scrutinizing two fundamental questions – what is an exhibition and what is architecture?
I am Interested in Seeing the Futureis Belogolovsky’s fifth installation of hisArchitects’ Voicesproject for which he has interviewed over 300 leading international architects. Here, his focus is on five American and five Chinese architects who discussed with him their intentions, inspirations, dreams, frustrations, fears, and hopes to enhance our present-day built environment.The installation is meant to serve as a platformfor the architects’ voices to be heard, taken out of context, fragmented, juxtaposed, and interpreted to seek new meanings, identities, and possibilities to reinvent architecture. Does architecture need theory? Should there be common ground among architects? Should architecture be ego-driven? Is architecture art? These and many other questions are posed and explored. Installation material includes: audio recordings, slides, transcripts on color paper, quotes on fabric, bamboo poles, and mirrors.
Belogolovsky is the founder of New York-based Curatorial Project (est. 2008), which focuses on curating and designing architectural exhibitions worldwide. He is the author of nine books, includingConversations with ArchitectsandConversations with Peter Eisenman. He has curated over 50 exhibitions andlectured at universities and museums in more than 30 countries.
Curator Lyu Ningjue
Fab-Union Space, Shanghai