Ryue Nishizawa (in Pavilions 2)


Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery Road, The Domain, Sydney, NSW 2000



The Australian Institute of Art History (AIAH) is proud to support the Sherman Centre for Culture and Ideas and the Art Gallery of New South Wales in offering a series of public presentations on the theme of the Pavilion.

Emerging in the 18th Century, the pavilion has been a highly significant building type in the work of major architects of the 20th and 21st centuries. The recent commissioning of the $340 million Sydney Modern extension to the AGNSW, which comprises three cascading pavilion structures, is a case in point. The temporary pavilion is now also emerging as a cultural phenomenon: the celebrated Serpentine Galleries' summer pavilions in London, national pavilions at the various Architecture biennales including Venice and, locally, the Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation’s Fugitive Structures series are some notable examples. These inventive and idiosyncratic structures blur the boundaries between art and architecture.

Sherman Centre for Culture and Ideas

Session 2: 3.30pm - 4.30pm

Ryue Nishizawa, co-founder SANAA, Tokyo; introduced by Michael Brand, Director, The Art Gallery of NSW.

In this session, Pritzker Prize winner Ryue Nishizawa will discuss a number of his pavilions projects and other major works including the Teshima Art Museum. Nishizawa is the architect (with his SANAA colleague Kazuyo Sejima) of the forthcoming Sydney Modern.

Sherman Centre for Culture and Ideas (SCCI) gratefully acknowledges the generous support of Cultural Partner The Japan Foundation.

With special thanks to Pavilions event partners Barangaroo Delivery Authority, The Art Gallery of NSW and the Australian Institute of Art History.

Pavilions 2 Ryue Nishizawa, Moriyama House, Tokyo, Japan, 2006. Contributor: Edmund Sumner/View Pictures/ Alamy Stock Photo