Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara are the curators of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of Venice Biennale 2018, which takes place from May 26th to November 25th 2018 at the Biennale’s venues of Giardini and Arsenale and in other places in town. The Biennale 2018 is titled Freespace, which represents the generosity and the sense of humanity at the core of architecture’s agenda.
The attention will be focused on the quality of the space itself.
With this theme, the Biennale Architecture 2018 will present to the public examples, proposals, elements – built or unbuilt – of works that exemplifies the essential qualities of architecture: modulation, richness and materiality of surface, the orchestration and the sequencing of movement, reaviling the embodied power and beauty of architecture.
The 71 participants will be gathered in two sections: the first, 16 participants, is titled Close Encounter, meetings with remarkable projects and will present works that originate in a reflection on wll-known projects of the past; the second, 12 participants, is titled The Practice of Teaching and it will collect works developed as part of teaching experiences.
The exhibition will include 63 national participations in the historical pavilions of Giardini, Arsenale and historical center of Venice. THere will be 6 new participants at the Biennale this year: Antigua & BVarbuda, Arabia Saudita, Guatemala, Lebanon, Pakistan and Holy See (with its own pavilion on San Giorgio Maggiore island).
The Italian pavilion at the Tese delle Vergini in Arsenale, sponsored and promoted by the Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo, Direzione Generale Arte e Architettura Contemporanee e Periferie Urbane, will be curated by Mario Cucinella and will be titled Arcipelago Italia.
The Italian pavilion will be located at the Tese delle Vergini in the Arsenale.
This edition will feature Collaterals events, promoted by non-profit national and international institutions, which will present their exhibitions and initiatives during the 16th Biennale of Architecture.
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