Conversations | Art and Architecture | Building Asia’s new Museums
Filmed on May 24 2013 at Art Basel Hong Kong
Stephan Schütz, Partner of von Gerkan, Marg und Partner Architekten, Berlin;
Kjetil Trædal Thorsen, Architect, Principal of Snøhetta, Oslo/New York;
Yang Zhao, Architect, Dali;
Moderator: András Szántó, Author and Cultural Consultant, New York
The relationship between museums and architecture has a long history, from the installation of some of the world’s great national collections in former royal palaces to the recent fashion for spectacular museum ‘starchitecture.’ Nowhere is the influence of architects on museums a more current topic than in Asia, where art institutions are proliferating at a rapid pace, with China alone in the midst of launching one thousand new museums.