Venice Architecture Biennale 2018 preview
The 16th international architecture exhibition of the Venice Biennale, running from 26 May to 25 November, is curated by architects Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara who selected the theme ‘Freespace’ for the event. As well as the main exhibition located at the Giardini and the Arsenale including 71 participants, this year there are the 63 national pavilions – as well as a host of other architectural and cultural events happening across Venice. Dive into our ever-expanding map of highlights...
Titled ‘Island’ and designed by Caruso St John and Marcus Taylor, the British Pavilion responds to the theme of Freespace through the construction of a new public space on the roof of the original building, offering visitors a meeting place or a unique viewing platform for the Giardini and the Lagoon. The Pavilion will be empty for the public to fill and will host a programme of events including poetry, performance and architectural debate. The conceptual ideas behind the island theme reference ideas about abandonment, reconstruction, sanctuary, Brexit, isolation, colonialism and climate change.
26 May – 25 November; British Pavilion, Viale Giardini Pubblici; www.venicebiennale.britishcouncil.org