Without a doubt, there will be plenty to see in and around the Venice Biennale. Planning on attending and not so sure where to start? For the next few months, Bustler will share our recommendations of national exhibition pavilions and related events that you shouldn't miss. Have a look at our first list that you can use as a starting point for your visit(s). Happy Biennale-ing! — Bustler
An impromptu retrospective of the work of the Iraqi-born British architect Zaha Hadid will open in Venice this month during the city’s Architecture Biennale. It will be the first Hadid exhibition since her death on March 31 at age 65.
The 10-room exhibition, which will run from May 26 to Nov. 27 at the Palazzo Franchetti, is financed by the Fondazione Berengo, a Venetian foundation that promotes the art of glass making.
The show will offer an overview of 35 years of Ms. Hadid’s career... — the New York Times
The architecture community remains in mourning since the passing of Dame Hadid. Here's some recent coverage since her untimely death last month:Zaha Hadid Architects to continue under Patrik Schumacher's leadershipZHA after Zaha: Patrik Schumacher on Zaha and what's next for the firm, on Archinect...
2006 Pritzker laureate Paulo Mendes da Rocha will be honored with the 2016 Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement during opening day of the 2016 Venice Biennale on May 28. Upon the recommendation of Biennale Curator Alejandro Aravena, the Board of Directors decided on Mendes da Rocha's selection as...
The 2016 U.S. Venice Biennale Pavilion is one step closer to becoming a reality with today's reveal of the 'My Detroit' postcard photo competition winners...[Out of 463 entries, the winning photos] were considered as unique individual depictions of Detroit that could also collectively tell a larger story about the present-day city. The photographs will then be printed as postcards and distributed to visitors when the Biennale opens in May. — Bustler
Canada's national theme for the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale will be a multimedia investigation of the country's resource extraction industry, as announced earlier this week by the Canada Council for the Arts. Titled "Extraction", the project profiles and "radically rethinks" Canada's rise as...
The team will examine the spatial experiences of people with Alzheimer’s and the installation will be accompanied by a social media campaign designed to extend the reach of the work beyond the Biennale. [...]
The scheme was set to be a test case for future developments and was seen as an opportunity to ‘improve the quality of life of a marginalised group by reaching towards an understanding of the deep human mystery of how we place ourselves in the world.’ — architectsjournal.co.uk
As architects, we are living at a time of shifting paradigms. [...] It’s why I’m so interested in how architects and urban planners engage with other fields – economics, security, the environment and so on. Our challenge must be to go beyond architecture and speak the languages of these other disciplines, before translating our discussions into formal design proposals. [...] Our ultimate focus is still on form, but what informs this has expanded dramatically. — theguardian.com
Swiss architect Christian Kerez, born 1962 in Maracaibo (Venezuela), will be responsible for creating the exhibition at the Swiss Pavilion for the 15th edition of the Architecture Biennale in Venice.
Kerez studied at ETH Zürich and has been teaching there as Professor of Architecture and Design since 2009. — Pro Helvetia
The list of architects chosen to participate in the US Pavilion for the 2016 Venice Biennale has just been announced. Curated by Cynthia Davidson and Monica de Ponce Leon, "The Architectural Imagination" seeks to be "an exhibition of new speculative architectural projects commissioned for specific...
A court in Venice has refused to fast-track a legal claim filed by the Icelandic Art Center (IAC) seeking the reopening of artist Christoph Büchel’s mosque, which launched earlier this year in a disused church in Venice as part of the Biennale.
The IAC is the commissioner of the controversial project, which was housed in the former Catholic church [...]. The mosque closed at the end of May after only two weeks when city officials claimed that it breached health and safety regulations. — theartnewspaper.com
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