The 17th International Architecture Exhibition curated by Hashim Sarkis will be on show until November 21st
Open to the public at the Giardini, the Arsenale, and Forte Marghera, the 17th International Architecture Exhibition is organized by La Biennale di Venezia and curated by Hashim Sarkis. Until November 21st, Biennale Architettura, as it is also known, will host 112 Participants from 46 countries. Among them, there is a growing delegation from Africa, Latin America, and Asia and a wide female representation. 61 National Participations will bring to life the historic Pavilions in the Giardini, at the Arsenale, and in the historic city center of Venice, with Grenada, Iraq, Republic of Uzbekistan taking part in the Biennale Architettura for the first time.
The Exhibition is organized into five scales, three are exhibited in the Arsenale and two in the Central Pavilion: Among Diverse Beings, As New Households, As Emerging Communities, Across Borders, As One Planet. A part of the Exhibition is titled ‘How will we play together?.’ It presents the contribution by 5 international participating architects who have designed a project dedicated to children’s play, on exhibit at Forte Marghera and open to the public.
The Exhibition is organized into five scales, three are exhibited in the Arsenale and two in the Central Pavilion: Among Diverse Beings, As New Households, As Emerging Communities, Across Borders, As One Planet
This edition also includes a series of participations out of competition. Stations and Co-Habitats research into the five scales with relative case studies developed by researchers from universities around the world. The special participation by the Israeli artist Michal Rovner is hosted in the Central Pavilion. The exhibition in the Exhibition by Studio Other Spaces (represented by Olafur Eliasson and Sebastian Behmann) presents Future Assembly, featuring contributions by all the Participants. While the theme of sports is the subject of an outdoor installation at the Giardini titled ‘How will we play sport together?.’ And a special event by the Vuslat Foundation presents an installation by Giuseppe Penone at the Arsenale.
Moreover, for the fifth consecutive year, La Biennale di Venezia and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London present the Special Project at the Pavilion of Applied Arts (Arsenale, Sale d’Armi A) titled ‘Three British Mosques.’ In collaboration with architect Shahed Saleem, the exhibition looks at the often undocumented do-it-yourself world of mosques adapted for this use.