Inexhibit goes to Venice! The 14th Architecture Biennale
Inexhibit magazine reports here our visit to the 2014 Architecture Biennale of Venice,
The 14th Architecture Biennale of Venice
The 14th Architecture Biennale, running from 7 June until 23 November 2014 in Venice has been curated by Rem Koolhaas and is entitled “Fundamentals”.
It consists of three main interconnected exhibitions at the Arsenale and the Biennale Gardens, Absorbing Modernity 1914-2014, Elements of Architecture and Monditalia, plus various collateral events throughout the city. Inexhibit has visited the Biennale and we can now provide here a complete coverage of the three major exhibitions as well as of the presentation of the new Yenikapi project by Peter Eisenman, presented during the Biennale opening.
While Elements of Architecture and Monditalia have been covered by a single article, Absorbing Modernity 1914-2014 , the theme given to all national pavilions, is covered by many articles, all accessible from a shared index page.
Click the links or images below to access the different articles.
Monditalia dedicates the Arsenale to a single theme – Italy – with exhibitions, events, and theatrical productions engaging architecture, politics, economics, religion, technology, industry. The other festivals of la Biennale di Venezia – film, dance, theatre, and music – will be mobilized to contribute to a comprehensive portrait of the host country.
Elements of Architecture, in the Central Pavilion at the Giardini, pays close attention to the fundamentals of our buildings, used by any architect, anywhere, anytime: the floor, the wall, the ceiling, the roof, the door, the window, the façade, the balcony, the corridor, the fireplace, the toilet, the stair, the escalator, the elevator, the ramp…
Absorbing Modernity 1914-2014 is an invitation to the national pavilions to show, each in their own way, the process of the erasure of national characteristics in architecture in favor of the almost universal adoption of a single modern language and a single repertoire of typologies – a more complex process than we typically recognize, involving significant encounters between cultures, technical inventions, and hidden ways of remaining “national”.
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