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SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE

Joseph Beuys, Feuerstätte II (Hearth II), 1978–79, copper, iron, felt, brass. Installation view, Kunstmuseum, Basel. © Architekturzentrum Wien, Collection.

JACQUES HERZOG AND PIERRE DE MEURON are known not only for their pioneering museum designs—from the Sammlung Goetz in Munich to London’s Tate Modern and the Pérez Art Museum Miami—but also for their intense and productive collaborations with a wide range of artists, which reach back to the very beginning of their career. Here, as part of Artforum’s ongoing series of conversations on the space of the museum, senior editor Julian Rose speaks with Herzog about art, architecture, and the alchemical transformations between them.

JULIAN ROSE: Today, we expect that architects of a certain standing will collaborate with artists. It’s a way for them to demonstrate their success or affirm their cultural cachet. You and Pierre [de Meuron] are probably more responsible for this development than anyone else. Your own collaborations are legendary: One of the first projects you did

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