Nordic Countries - Finland, Norway and Sweden
The exhibition "Forms of Freedom" explores the hitherto untold story of the contribution of Norwegian, Swedish, and Finnish architects to the rapid process of modernization in Tanzania, Kenya, and Zambia during the 1960s-1980s. The resulting architecture is of a scope and quality that has not been comprehensively studied, documented, collected, or exhibited before. The exhibition revolves around two concepts, "Building Freedom" and "Finding Freedom," that represent a structural nation-building approach and an experimental free zone approach, respectively.
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...