Thomas Krens, director of the Guggenheim Foundation since 1988, talks about the exhibition “The Guggenheim Collection” at the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany in Bonn, and the plans for a Frank Gehry-designed new museum in Abu Dhabi/United Arab Emirates.
Following the tradition established by the famous Frank Lloyd Wright-designed museum building in New York Thomas Krens has commissioned many of the world’s leading architects to design additional Guggenheim museums in Europe and the U.S. In a separate show (The Guggenheim Architecture) that will be held on the ground floor of the atrium hall of the Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle from 25 August – 12 November 2006, architectural models and plans of projects and competitions will be exhibited. Architects: Asymptote, Shigeru Ban, Coop Himmelb(l)au, Frank O. Gehry, Richard Gluckman, Vittorio Gregotti, Charles Gwathmey, Zaha Hadid, Hans Hollein, Arata Isozaki, Rem Koolhaas, Enrique Norten, Jean Nouvel, Frank Lloyd Wright. KAH Bonn, Bonn/Germany. Press conference, July 20, 2006. Part 2/2.
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