The National Gallery of Canada presents an exhibition, "Canada Builds/Rebuilds a Pavilion in Venice," celebrating the 60th anniversary and restoration of the Canadian pavilion at the Venice Biennale. The exhibition covers the commission of the pavilion, the BBPR studio's design, the pavilion's life as an exhibition space, and its restoration. The show is part of the National Gallery's documentation project, which includes videos and a publication about the restoration project.
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...