The Kenya Pavilion at the Architecture Biennale reflects on the concept of modernity and the balance between past memory and future dreams. The exhibition presents the story of Kenya's architecture, styles, architects, artists, and identity, showcasing constructions that are integrated with the landscape and useful in everyday life. The aim is to create structures that reveal their tendency "not to disturb" and allow for an endless mediation between interior and exterior.
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...