The Luxembourg Pavilion's exhibit explores modernity's impact on daily life, with a focus on architecture. Five investigations trace humanity's search for modernity, and the tension between progress and tradition. The exhibit examines the stories of various buildings, from the first modern house in Luxembourg to emblematic 1960s projects, and includes forgotten documents and stories transcribed in a journal. Ultimately, the exhibit aims to reconstruct the story of modernity's impact on Luxembourg's 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...