La Biennale di Venezia is an art and architecture event of splendour and great history. The Venice Biennale has for over a century been one of the most prestigious cultural institutions in the world. It’s history dates back from 1895, with the first international architecture exhibition taking place in 1980. Today, over 370,000 people visit the Art Exhibitions on show, every year.
The 15th International Architecture Exhibition, titled REPORTING FROM THE FRONT is curated by Alejandro Aravena this year and chaired by Paolo Baratta. Open to the public from Saturday May 28th to Sunday November 27th 2016 at the Giardini and the Arsenale, many of the venues are portals into intriguing, imaginative places.
Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.
Frank Owen Gehry
The exhibition aims to “explore the built environment of the Baltic States as a shared space of ideas – In light of the Anthropocene, a new geological epoch, the developments in this region will unfold as a non-linear stratigraphy”. The participating artists were asked two questions; the first, “what is possible to imagine?”. Artists discussed interpretations, fictional stories, analyses, and reflections on their ongoing processes, and proposed future projections on the state of architecture. The second, “what is possible?”; where the architects inquired into the methods, resources, and parameters that define space.
The second stage of The Baltic Pavillion has been condensed to allow the space to be used for sports activities in the autumn. It runs from 7th of September – 27th of November.
All photography courtesy of Ignant
Visit 15th International Architecture Exhibition‘s Baltic Pavilion at Callo castello 2132, 30100 San Biagio Province of Treviso, Italy.
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