Mexico is a diverse country with rich multiculturalism, but social and natural systems have been excluded from territorial management practices due to neoliberal policies. The Mexican pavilion at the Venice Biennale explores displacement resulting from inequality, degradation, vulnerability, and violence, and focuses on the collective organization's role in survival. The pavilion's design is the result of a curatorial laboratory process that breaks with conventional structures and aims to place architecture in relation to social and environmental displacements.
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...