5 Notable Pavilions is a video and photo study of five 1:50 scale reproductions of important 20th Century  exhibition pavilions. The pavilions under study are Mies van der Rohe’s 1929 Barcelona Pavilion, Jose Luis Sert’s 1937 Spanish Republic Pavilion, Alvar Aalto’s 1937 Finish Pavilion, Gerrit Rietvelt’s Sonsbeek Pavilion and Oscar Niemeyer’s 1939 Brazil Pavilion. A video of the models is shot in a series of slow pans separated by red “wipes”. The photo element is a production photo that acts as an “establishing shot” for the video and is mounted in a 70 x 145 cm light-box.


Documentation: Lightbox image; installation views Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig; installation view Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Mexico City; details

Terence Gower, 2002-05

Digital Video, 2:00 Minutes

Duratrans in lightbox, (81 x 155 x 15 cm)

The subjects of the photograph and video are five 1:50 scale reproductions of exhibition
pavilions made of archival corrugated cardboard and placed on a 240 x 240 cm platform.


Still Photography: Ray Anastas

Digital Imaging and printing: Stephen Gross at Brooklyn Editions

Video Camera: Rubén Guzmán

Edit: Anita Chao and Greg Allen




Project Text: 5 Notable Pavilions


Catalogue Text: Display Architecture


Excerpt: Exhibition Pavilions by Moises Puente


Interview: Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig


Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig


Scale Model