The Argentine contribution to the Biennale explores the ongoing debate about the digestion of "modern" ideas and their manifestation in the built environment over the past 100 years. The exhibition highlights eight periods of evolution in Argentine architecture, showcasing the absorption and evolution of idealistic architecture through an exploration of the art of cinema. The exhibition reflects on the challenge and frustration, excellence and ordinary, and the holy and profane in the development of the Argentine built environment.
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...