A design festival on a stunning villa in Côte d’Azur, Tel Aviv’s Bauhaus tours and New York’s celebration of moon landing 50th anniversary but also Venice Biennale and São Paulo Design Weekend. Explore the best events, fairs and exhibitions marking Summer 2019!
From Ghana to Taiwan, Denmark, US and more. At Venice Art Biennale 2019 – the Olympics of Art – many national pavilions have a strong architectural imprint. Check the ones we liked the most.
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Golden Lion-awarded Lithuanian Pavilion at Venice Biennale 2019 has transformed a post-industrial military architecture into an artificial beach revealing our frivolous inertia in front of the climate change emergency in a honest non-preachy way.
The first Ghana Pavilion in Venice features artists across three generations capturing the culture and the diasporas of the nation. British-Ghanan Architect David Adjaye has created an elliptically shaped pavilion imbued with the country’s colours and textures.
A library of exile in Venice Jewish Ghetto and a supermarket where to shop Hillary Clinton’s emails but also Fornasetti’s dreamlike installation at Fondaco Tedeschi and Dante’s Inferno, Russian style! We selected 6 architecture and design-related exhibitions inaugurating at Venice Art Week 2019.
Carpenters Workshop Gallery and Lombard Odier inaugurate the DYSFUNCTIONAL exhibition at the Galleria Giorgio Franchetti at the Ca’ D’Oro in Venice. On show, works by international designers such as Virgil Abloh, Nacho Carbonell and Matthieu Lehanneur which seek to forget functionality whilst celebrating the power of artistic expression and extraordinary craftsmanship.
Christoph Büchel brings to Venice BARCA NOSTRA, the shipping vessel that sank on April 18, 2015 with over 800 migrants imprisoned in its cargo.
Summer 2018 – From Brazil to Japan, from Burning Man to Venice Biennale, but also Ibiza, the Maldives and Bruges… We selected 7 holiday destinations providing architectural unexpected discoveries.
Fondazione Berengo presents the exhibition MEMPHIS – PLASTIC FIELD which highlights the irreverent spirit of the Memphis group by framing iconic designs within the sumptuous halls of a 16th century Venician palazzo.
Catalan Pavilion at Venice Art Biennale 2017 presents La Venezia che non si vede / Unveiling the Unseen: visually impaired people share their experiences and challenges with an app, an exhibition and boat tours.
2018 Venice Biennale will focus on architecture as a civil society tool that provides FREESPACE, “gives shelter to our bodies and lifts our spirits” say curators Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara.
An abandoned glass furnace on Murano island near Venice shines a light on a secretive craftsmanship in THE UNPLAYED NOTES FACTORY by Loris Gréaud.
At 2017 Venice Art Biennale visitors can join the Green Light workshops to create lighting-designs with migrants, architects, designers and urban planners as an act of welcoming.
A Golden Tower on Canal Grande and a resurrected Murano glass furnace; a design dialogue between Ettore Sottsass and Carlo Scarpa. Archipanic selects 5 collateral events at 2017 Venice Art Biennale including Damien Hirst’s major exhibition inspired by a mythological shipwreck and giant hands supporting Venice endangered heritage.
From Israel “molding” pavilion to US politically charged exhibition but also, floating shrines from Japan and a Bauhaus inspired recording studio. Archipanic picked up 10 architecture-related exhibitions at 2017 Venice Art Biennale.
Daigo Ishii+Future-scape architects present the Tokyo-lization project that mesh Tokyo urban features with the ones of Venice, Buenos Aires, Copenhagen and La Paz to show how our idea of locality have become more fragile.
The Evidence Room exhibition at Venice Biennale tells how architects and academics achieved one of the most decisive victories against Holocaust denial compelling evidence of the absolute bottom of architecture: Auschwitz.
Architects and locals team up to envision their dreams for Detroit future. The US Pavilion at Venice Biennale presents visionary proposals to fuel new energy in a city that craves for architectural imagination after a bankruptcy and decades of decline.
With the Losing Myself exhibition, Irish Pavilion at Venice Biennale 2016 presents a research on Alzheimer. The installation refers to the sensitive architecture of a respite care centre that was designed to alleviate disorientation.
Which are the fronts that architects can tackle in order to improve people’s life? We examine eight fronts and key topics explored by must-see exhibitions at Venice Architecture Biennale 2016.
An introduction to the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale themed REPORTING FROM THE FRONT; curator Alejandro Aravena proposes an expanded-view on the social and environmental battles of architecture.
Fondazione Berengo pays tribute to the architecture and pioneering vision of Zaha Hadid with a dedicated exhibition in Venice: from iconic projects to unrealised and under-construction designs.
Inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial attracted over half a million people, more than double the visitors of Venice Biennale. We looked into it, going beyond the figures…
Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena was named artistic director of 2016 Venice Biennale. After Koolhas provocations, the international exhibition will showcase the social and environmental role of architecture in the “battles to be won”.
Portugal participation at Venice Architecture Biennale consists in Homeland – News from Nowhere, a publication that head-titles “How can we be post-modern without even being modern?”.
The Korean Pavilion develops Rem Koolhas brief about “Absorbing Modernity” with a political and ambitious exhibition that features 40 works and projects from both North and South Korea. Curator Misuk Cho aimed to proove the potential of a unified country were two extreme ideas of modernity shaped two opposite cultures and architectures in much less than a century.
Chile Pavilion at Venice Architecture Biennale is centred around a standing isolated large-concrete panel as a symbol of the country political history and as the housestock unit representing the absorption of modernity in the past 100 years.
What happens to regime architecture built in name of modernity? The Dominican Republic pavilion at Venice Biennale hosts an exhibition about how the site of a fair wanted by dictator Trujillo came back to life after a propaganda hungover.
The exhibition “Modernity as tradition” at Brazil Pavilion in Venice displays how evolution of local architecture helped to build a national identity.