Architect David Adjaye is collaborating with contemporary artist Doug Aitken to design a pop-up pavilion as part of this year’s Liverpool Biennial
The festival, hailed as the country’s largest contemporary art festival, open to the public from 15 September 2012 – 13 January 2013.
According to the Biennial’s organisers David Adjaye of Adjaye Associates was selected for the project because of his work with exhibitions and temporary structures including the tulipwood pavilion on London’s Southbank which he designed for the 2008 London Design Festival.
Commissioned by Sky Arts Ignition Series, the pavilion aims to act as a beacon, broadcasting the work of the city’s seventh Biennial.The Sky Arts Ignition Series launched in 2011, and will enable Sky Arts to back the creation of major new works of art as well as nurture emerging talent. Sky Arts Ignition: Doug Aitken will be the first project in the series, which will see Sky Arts collaborate with six arts organisations in the creation of brand new works
The building will house Aitken’s The Source – the artist’s first public realm installation in the UK which features filmed conversations with some of the world’s leading creative figures.
Jacques Herzog answering the questions posed by Doug Aitken
The circular pavilion will be the venue for arts project The Source, where Aitken will interview a host of creative figures for British television channel Sky Arts.
Those interviewed include Adjaye, Devendra Banhart, Thomas Demand, Liz Diller, William Eggleston, Jacques Herzog, Mike Kelley, Lucky Dragons, James Murphy, Philippe Parreno, Richard Phillips, Jack Pierson, Stephen Shore, Paolo Soleri, Tilda Swinton, Ryan Trecartin and Jack White.