The Serbian Pavilion's exhibition at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition features a selection of 100 individual elements/objects confirming existing critique of a century of architectural production in Serbia. The installation's two ends, one illuminated and the other darkened, represent tension and open-endedness. The main project is the Museum of the Revolution, and a 1:1 scale realization of it is created at the end of the exhibition to explore the idea of copying and the nature of the copy.
Supermarket sweep… the Latvian pavilion which has been transformed into a minimart.
This contribution brings a little levity to the long trek through the halls of the Arsenale.
Choice as the basis of architectural process, the pop aesthetics emphasizing the languages of consumption as in Hamilton or Warhol: everything is structured by the dynamics of commerce.
Welcome to T/C Latvija, surely the most instagrammed installation of this edition of the Biennale
Smart? Brilliant? Ironic?
Latvia is reopening the archive boxes once again, reminding us (including the Biennial Presidency) of everything that has already been thought up and invented, and inviting us to place the most urgently needed products in the basket, to combine them with one another, and ultimately consume all the knowledge.
Fun, colourful and thought-provoking, it offers a tongue-in-cheek moment to the Arsenale sequence...