Montevideo, a city that has undergone a radical transformation from a fortified Spanish city to an open and extended metropolis, faces a challenge in integrating the regions of the Santiago- Buenos Aires-Montevideo-San Paolo axis. Through conferences, debates, and laboratory work, specialists and stakeholders have generated new ideas for planning the city's future. Montevideo's development is based on a natural landscape with gentle slopes and a coastline punctuated by watercourses and an artificial environment with numerous green areas that determine extraordinary environmental conditions.
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...