A Clockwork Jerusalem exhibition explores the emergence of a unique British modernity that combined industrialism with traditions of the romantic, sublime, and pastoral. It examines the techno-pastoralism that characterised British modernism and large-scale projects of the 1950s, '60s, and '70s. The exhibition also tells the story of how these modern visions were absorbed into the popular imagination through novels, films, music, and advertising. The exhibition explores the culture and products of British modernity as an architectural project and as a wider cultural experience.
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...