The Last, Loneliest, Loveliest exhibition celebrates the Pacific architecture in New Zealand, particularly in the buildings of the Mäori and the influence of modernity. Pacific architecture is based on light, flexible post-and-beam structures that acknowledge transience, unlike the European tradition. The exhibition argues for a Pacific point of difference, highlighting the influence of international styles, the survival of Pacific building traditions, and a crossover architecture that emerged in the past hundred 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...