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High Museum gets role in Venice Biennale of Architecture

By Howard Pousner
hpousner@ajc.com

The High Museum of Art has been selected for a prestigious international role, as co-presenter of an exhibit on American architecture at the 12th Venice Biennale of Architecture.

The High and 306090 Inc. are co-organizers of the exhibit “Workshopping: An American Model of Architectural Practice” at the U.S. Pavilion, presented by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State. The exhibit will run Aug. 29-Nov. 21.

Co-curated by High modern and contemporary art curator Michael Rooks, “Workshopping” will feature the work of seven American collectives and architects, including Atlanta’s John Portman & Associates. The focus will be on how architects can initiate action in remedying an urban problem or challenge.

“We wanted to use this platform to propose that architecture constitutes the shared space of ideas in research, social engagement, and public-private initiatives — the foundational values of American architectural practice,” Rooks said in a statement.

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