MiBACT, the Italian Ministry for Cultural Affairs and Tourism, emphasizes the importance of making the quality of a project an essential condition for sustainable transformations of the territory, linking new economic and social development with safeguarding cultural heritage. The Ministry has nominated Cino Zucchi, a leading exponent in contemporary architecture, as the curator for the Italy Pavilion at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition. The project focuses on examining the subject of Fundamentals and the essential elements of architecture over the past 100 years.
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...