- Biennale di Venezia and Google Arts & Culture
Following the Biennale Arte 2015, which was shared online last year, La Biennale di Venezia and Google are now launching Biennale Architettura 2016 that you can visit online on g.co/biennalearchitettura2016 and on www.labiennale.org/it/architettura/esposizione2016-online from mid-October. Giving the chance for a close look at the entire International Exhibition, 3 Special Projects and the exhibitions of 43 National Participations and 11 Collateral Events. These numbers are bound to increase as other Countries and Events join the project.
So if you can't get to Venice before the exhibition ends on 27 November, you can still visit it online through the photos on the Google Arts & Culture platform. An initiative set up by the Google Cultural Institute and available at no cost for everyone on the web, iOS and Android, to spread art and culture online and to open up certain events to as many people as possible.
Because we were at the Biennale - here are some of our first impressions from the Arsenale (link) and from the Giardini (link) - we can say for certain that the online images on Google Arts & Culture are very eloquent. But let's not forget something important, something that often gets lost when we look at images: they too are “mediations”, like words in visual form only, because they are a reflection of the photographer's perspective and interpretation of a given place.
So, the initiative is great to support spreading culture, but it will never replace a real visit to Venice to get your own personal idea of the exhibition.
15th International Architecture Exhibition “Reporting From The Front”
to visit on https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/beta/project/biennale-architettura-2016
Images: © Gianluca Giordano
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