On January 16, 2017 the Board of Directors of Biennale di Venezia, chaired by Paolo Baratta, appointed architects Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, founders of Grafton Architects, as curators of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition, coming up in 2018. While awaiting new developments for the 16th edition, we look back through the pages of Floornature and Livegreenblog dedicated to the 15th edition, curated by Alejandro Aravena.
Floornature dedicated several pages and articles to the 15th International Architecture Exhibition at Biennale di Venezia, from presentation of the curator, architect Alejandro Aravena, and the subject: Reporting From the Front, to the opening on May 26 and 27, 2016 and coverage of the pavilions and award winners, such as the winner of the Golden Lion for Lifelong Achievement, architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha
The portal also dedicated plenty of space to the national pavilions, including: the Italian Pavilion curated by TAMassociati; Australia “The Pool – Architecture, Culture and Identity in Australia” curated by Isabelle Toland and Amelia Holliday of Aileen Sage Architects; Germany “Making Heimat. Germany, Arrival Country” curated by Oliver Elser, Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM); the Nordic Pavilion (Finland, Sweden and Norway) with “In Therapy: Nordic Countries Face to Face” curated by David Basulto, founder of ArchDaily, and James Taylor-Foster; and the Spanish pavilion curated by Iñaqui Carnicero and Carlo Quintáns, winner of the Golden Lion. As well as the Czech Republic and Slovakia “Care for Architecture:the Asking Arché of Architecture to Dance”; Japan "en:art of nexus" curated by Yoshiyuki Yamana, to which the jury awarded a special mention; Slovenia "Home At Arsenale" curated by Aljoša Dekleva and Tina Gregorič of Dekleva Gregorič architects; Poland “Fair Building” curated by Dominika Janicka with Martyna Janicka and Michał Gdak and Denmark "Art of Many and the Right to Space" curated by Boris Brorman Jensen and philosopher Kristoffer Lindhardt Weiss.
Images courtesy of La Biennale di Venezia, photos by Andrea Avezzù, Francesco Galli, Italo Rondinella