The Geological Map of the World shows Canada as the largest mining country, with over 75% of global mining companies based there. A monument called "The Last Victoria Day" challenges the natural power of the monarchy in Canada and questions its sovereignty. The installation portrays the history of the empire through 800 images contributed by 800 people in 800 seconds. It aims to emphasize the realities of the land, law, and life in 1:1 scale and reimagine new foundations for weaker states and stronger indigenous nations.
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...