The Black Square by Kazimir Malevich marked the beginning of Suprematism, a radical avant-garde movement that altered the coordinates of art and architecture. His work represented a unified system of world earth architecture and transformed a great artwork into a global brand. However, its true meaning has not been uncovered. Malevich's compatriots offer to look at his work from a new perspective, as he offered his own rules of form-making and went beyond the traditional culture of urbanism. Art creates new projects of architecture where each form increases life.
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...