The exhibition explores how Greek history and landscape have provided the foundation for the country's entry to the global tourism industry, leading to a constant remaking of the built landscape. It showcases the evolution of Greek tourism architecture from the 1950s to the present day, as it absorbed modernity and merged into the surrounding natural landscape. The constructed tourism landscapes represent a constant negotiation between local and global, new and traditional, shaping the country's identity within an ever-homogenizing global culture.
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...