The British Council presents Home Economics, a show that challenges the status quo of residential architecture by inviting artists, designers, and architects to produce 1:1 scale environments. The exhibition examines the role of the home in British society and culture and explores the changing patterns of life and social norms through five architectural proposals that respond to different periods of time spent in domestic spaces. The show raises questions about the function of homes, their economic value, and their evolving spatial requirements.
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...