The Swiss Pavilion at the Venice Biennale highlights the work of English architect Cedric Price and Swiss sociologist Lucius Burckhardt. Price's Fun Palace, a never-realized transdisciplinary cultural center, and Burckhardt's Strollology, a science of going for a stroll, are used to examine the applicability of their ideas in the 21st century. The exhibition presents a laboratory where architects and artists collaborate to test Price's and Burckhardt's innovative ideas.
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...