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Ryue Nishizawa (in Pavilions 2) (sold out)

2:15 PM – 4:30 PM
Monday 15 October 2018

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

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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.


SESSION 2: 3:30 PM–4:30 PM
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.


Ryue Nishizawa's keynote address is the second session of the Pavilions 2 event, sold as a single ticket. It is preceded by:


SESSION 1: 2:15 PM–3:15 PM
Sandra Bender, Executive Director of Activation & Precinct Management, Barangaroo Delivery Authority (BDA), with Camilla Block, Durbach Block Jaggers Architects, SCCI x BDA Barangaroo Structures.

An exciting new commission of a major pavilion series at Barangaroo will be announced – Barangaroo Structures, a project of Barangaroo Delivery Authority in partnership with the Sherman Centre for Culture and Ideas (SCCI).


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.


Booking Information

Paid event $40. This ticket covers both Session 1 and Session 2 with Sydney Modern keynote by Ryue Nishizawa. This event is booked through Eventbrite.

Ryue Nishizawa (in Pavilions 2) (sold out)
Monday 15 October 2018
2:15 PM – 4:30 PM
AGNSW Art Gallery Road Centenary Auditorium


Ryue Nishizawa

Pritzker Architecture Prize winner Ryue Nishizawa 
is Professor at Yokohama Graduate School of Architecture Y-GSA. He co-founded the highly lauded firm SANAA with Kazuyo Sejima in 1995, and in 1997 established Office of Ryue Nishizawa.

Nishizawa’s renowned projects include Moriyama House, The Teshima Art Museum (a collaboration with artist Rei Naito), and the New Museum of Contemporary Art (with Kazuyo Sejima), in New York City.

Individual honours include: the fourth Velux Stiftung Daylight Award, Officier de L’ordre des Arts et des Lettres, France, the 25th Murano Togo Prize, Tokyo, and The Prize of Architectural Institute of Japan. Other notable projects and honours with SANAA include: Dior Omotesando,21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, The Louvre-Lens, France, the Rolex Learning Center, Switzerland; The Prize of Architectural Institute of Japan, Golden Lion for the most remarkable work in the exhibition Metamorph in the 9th International Architecture Exhibition, la Biennale di Venezia 2004, and the Kunstpreis Berlin (Berlin Art Prize), Berlin, 2007. SANAA’s forthcoming Sydney Modern Project will expand The Art Gallery of New South Wales into an exciting new art and cultural precinct.
Credit: Office of Ryue Nishizawa

Sandra Bender

Executive Director, Activation and Precinct Management.

Sandra joined the Authority in November 2016 and has a career spanning 20 years across all areas of the contemporary arts throughout North America, Europe and Australia.

Most recently she was the CEO of CITS, a concert hall and multidisciplinary arts venue in Canada. She has worked as a senior executive with a range of events and organisations from SXSW, Venice Biennale, Parc Fòrum, Australia Council for the Arts, Presidente del Consejo Asesor de Vaicheboa Eventos, Musée du quai Branly, National Gallery of Canada to SBS Subscription TV and Foxtel.

Sandra specialises in developing audiences through partnerships with the arts and cultural sector to establish the identity and character for a place.

Camilla Block

Camilla Block graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) in 1991, and joined Neil Durbach in practice in 1992. In 1998, the office of Durbach Block Architects was established. Camilla has been a design principal in all of the major projects of Durbach Block Jaggers, including Tamarama House, UTS Thomas Street Science Building, Roslyn Street Kings Cross, the Brickpit Ring, Homebush Bay, North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club, House Holman, House Spry, Commonwealth Place, Canberra and Sydney Amenities Buildings Homebush Bay.

Durbach Block Jaggers has received a number of awards for residential, commercial and institutional work, including the Robin Boyd AIA National Award for Residential Architecture and AIA Wilkinson NSW Award for Residential Architecture three times.

Camilla Block has taught, lectured, exhibited, judged awards and been published both nationally and internationally. In 2014, Camilla received an Honorary Appointment as Adjunct Professor from UTS: University of Technology, Faculty Design Architecture and Building.


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