22 06 2018 The curatorial team headed by Marcus Taylor and Caruso St John has facilitated Great Britain presenting itself to this year’s Architecture Biennial as an open-minded, outward-going country – with an emptied-out Pavilion and a platform on the roof. We met up with Caruso in Venice and spoke with him about extreme times, the role of façades and post-Bauhaus.
14 06 2018 The decision was controversial: The exhibition at the Swiss Pavilion “Svizzera 240: House Tour” won the Golden Lion for Best National Participation at the 2018 Architecture Biennale. Just an entertaining event, people were heard to say. The exhibition certainly is entertaining, but also a pointed criticism of contemporary Swiss architecture.
12 06 2018 Venice boasts more than 150 ecclesiastical buildings – and now the Biennial has spawned a further eleven. On its first showing at the world’s largest architecture event, the Vatican contracted architects of world renown to erect “Vatican Chapels” on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore.
05 06 2018 “Unbuilding Walls” is the theme of the German entry to this year’s Architecture Biennial in Venice. Germany has now been re-united for 28 years, exactly as long as the Wall stood. Together with Marianne Birthler, GRAFT Architects have taken this temporal symmetry as an opportunity to investigate the consequences of division and the process of healing.
16 05 2018 Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, curatrices of the 16th Architecture Biennial, had called for free spaces in the public sphere to be reconquered by architectural means, and many of the country pavilion coordinators have taken up their call. Preview of the schedule available to visitors to the Venice Biennial alongside the main “Freespace” exhibition.
08 05 2018 At last, the 16th Architecture Biennial in Venice kicks off at the end of this month. This year, architects Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara from Grafton are presiding over the main exhibition entitled “Freespace”. A summary of what awaits visitors to the Arsenale and Biennial Pavilion.
28 03 2018 Politician Marianne Birthler and architects Lars Krückeberg, Wolfram Putz and Thomas Willemeit from the Graft practice are overseeing the “Unbuilding Walls” exhibition in the German Pavilion at this year’s Architecture Biennial in Venice. FSB in discussion with the three architects about their scheme, the Biennial motto “Freespace” and gaps as statements.