- Biennale 2016. Aftermath. Catalonia in Venice
As we have already seen a number of times in our articles about the 15th International Architecture exhibition – Biennale di Venezia called “Reporting from the Front”, we are witnessing an increased appreciation of communicating the project. Proof of this lies in curators who have a background in communication (see the Nordic pavilion – link), but also innovative, inter-disciplinary approaches to exhibitions and presentations.
This also forms the backdrop for the collateral event of Catalonia - a very fertile region when it comes to contemporary architecture - “Aftermath_Catalonia in Venice. Architecture beyond architects”. We were lucky enough to visit the installation in person during the opening party where we caught up with lots of friends, including architects Josep Ferrando (link), Anna and Eugeni Bach (link), Marta Poch and photographer Adrìa Goula, just to name a few.
The space at Fondamenta Quintavalle is marked by a path playing on the material nature of the vitreous, translucent surfaces used to screen the videos made by director Isaki Lacuestae, together with architects Jaume Prat and Jelena Prokopljevic who curated the exhibition. This is a participative reflection on public architecture, played in line with the philosophical approach of webcreativity where a traditionally static element like architecture is transposed into an animated medium: video.
The fluidity of the medium of communication naturally corresponds to the environment where visitors can enjoy watching the reportage of Lacuestae, meeting the users of the seven architectures selected, who share their routine experience of these built environments in interviews, thereby revealing the architecture beyond the architect.
Collateral event: “Aftermath_Catalonia in Venice. Architecture beyond architects”
Location: Cantieri Navali, Fondamenta Quintavalle, Castello 40 (Venice)
15th International Architecture exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia
28 May to 27 November 2016
Images: © Gianluca Giordano