The Armenian capital of Yerevan has a rich history of interwoven aesthetic, social, and political projects that shaped its urban fabric. From the eighteenth century to today's neocapitalist realism, the desire for a new social order and reality met the hidden and unfulfilled promises of an architectural imaginary expressed through conflicting formal languages. Yerevan's unique story is told at the Palazzo Zenobio.
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...