Re-Creation is a two-part installation that explores the relationship between architects and local builders, representing a modern product of international dialogue. Created in collaboration with Ole Bouman, it addresses the concept of space creation, providing two locally defined interpretations of space and shelter. One installation is built with traditional Finnish methods and techniques of building with wood, while the other is made from bamboo, using Chinese knowledge of bamboo building. It reflects on the value of local tradition and creates something new by bringing Finnish and Chinese cultural traditions together.
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...