TIME SPACE EXISTENCE at Palazzo Mora, 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale


As happened in 2016, also during this year’s edition of the Venice Architecture Biennale the European Cultural Center presents the Time Space Existence exhibition, which in 2018 takes place in three different locations in Venice: Palazzo Bembo, Palazzo Mora, and the Giardini della Marinaressa gardens.

While Palazzo Bembo mainly presents solo presentations, and the Giardini della Marinaressa accommodates sculptures and site-specific installations, Palazzo Mora focuses on installations – featuring models, drawings, photographs, texts, and other media – by architectural schools, cultural institutions, architects, artists, and curators from all over the world.
Overall, the exhibition presents works by over one hundred architects, artists, and institutions, including  North Carolina State University, ETH Zürich- Singapore University of Technology and Design, ENSA Strasbourg, TU Delft, the Mies van der Rohe Foundation, Fumihiko Maki, Odile Decq, Daniel Libeskind, Richard Meier, SOM, and Kengo Kuma.

We visited the exhibition at Palazzo Mora. Therefore, we present here some of the most interesting installations on view there.

Cover image: at the 2018 Time Space Existence exhibition, the German office Schulz und Schulz Architekten created an installation whose stainless steel shingle cladding reproduces that of their Nordkopf Tower in Wolfsburg; photo © Inexhibit


Time Space Existence, Palazzo Mora, Venice, 2018, view of the entrance room; photo © Inexhibit


The “Breathtaking” installation by Belarusian artist and art-critic Pavel Voinitski (center, foreground), the “Ghosts in Water: Atlas of the Sea” installation by American architect and art professor Elisa Kim (right), and a large-format picture by Australian architectural photographer Earl Carter /center, background); photo © Inexhibit


A room featuring works by Polish architecture office Medusagroup, foreground: the model of the Akademeia High School in Warsaw; photo © Inexhibit


One of the works presented by the School of Architecture of the Universidad Anáhuac, México; photo © Inexhibit


A room with the “Architecture as a Way of Life” installation by Olga Bumagina (left), a wire mesh sculpture by Anne Baxter (in the foreground), and a sculpture by Joseph McDonnell (in the background); photo © Inexhibit


Two award-winning photographs by New-York-based Italian architectural photographer Michele Palazzo depicting the Flatiron building during the Jonas Blizzard in 2016; photo © Inexhibit


Foreground: a model of the Teca House building in Biella, Italy, designed by American architectural office Birdseye and, in the background, various works by London-based office Desitecture; photo © Inexhibit


Works by Australian design practice Hayball; photo © Inexhibit


“Bringing Earth to a Sinking Island” is an installation developed by Belgian collective Atelier X (founded by architect Tienen Peter Van Impe, architectural photographer Steven Massart, and artist An Roovers) featuring a 3D map of the Flemish city of Tienen consisting of terracotta pieces made in collaboration with Tienen’s local community; photo © Inexhibit


The installation by Aida Atelier, headed by Japanese architect Tomoro Aida, presents the office’s design for the UNPLAN Kagurazaka  hostel in Tokyo, which features 78 “bunker-style” rooms specifically aimed at international backpackers and local business travelers; photo © Inexhibit

May 26 – November 25, 2018
Palazzo Mora, Palazzo Bembo, Giardini della Marinaressa

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