The artistic intervention “Re-enactment: the work of Lilly Reich occupies the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion“, which resulted from the proposal awarded in the first edition of the Lilly Reich Grant for equality in architecture, has been selected as one of the four finalists for the FAD Award in the category of Ephemeral Interventions 2021. This category highlights those interventions that, despite being ephemeral, give meaning and communicative and evocative value to the object itself, creating allusive and dreamlike worlds capable of questioning the notion of reality by revealing other mental landscapes that coexist with physical reality.
In previous editions, two of the ephemeral interventions in the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion have won the FAD awards in 2017 and 2019 respectively: “Commemorative columns for the 30th anniversary of the reconstruction of the German Pavilion in Barcelona” by Luis Martínez Santa-María and Roger Sauquet Llonch, and “Mies Missing Materiality” by Anna and Eugeni Bach.
According to the Jury, chaired by the architect Fabrizio Barozzi, “The intervention – which builds on an interesting series of reflections that reinvent and thus rescue Mies van der Rohe’s Pavilion from the past – is worthy of merit for the fact that it temporarily unveils part of the project’s process. This subtle transformation, accompanied by precious archival documents, constructs the other pavilion, the one that could have been based on drawings by Lilly Reich and, in the process, emphasises the importance of certain moments in the creative process, which help to integrate the history of this architectural landmark and to materialise “the other view”. The jury highlights that the operation is an important manifesto of our times: to vindicate the relevance of the contribution of one of the female key figures of the architectural scene who, like many others, deserves to be rescued from the role of secondary figure that history has reserved for her”.
The FAD Awards 2021 ceremony will be held on 15 July at 7pm at the Disseny Hub Barcelona Auditorium. Meanwhile, you can visit the exhibition “The best design of the year” which brings together more than 400 works including the selected and finalists of this year’s edition.
Disseny Hub Barcelona Auditorium