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...
New works from Korean artist Do Ho Suh’s ongoing Rubbing/Loving project, in which rubbings of interior spaces and everyday objects are created in a process that discloses and memorialises details of the artist’s surroundings, are being presented in Venice alongside the Biennale. He made the works at the STPI Creative Workshop in Singapore, where he returned several times a year over the past ten years to make rubbings of objects, fixtures and fittings attached to the walls. Reconstructed in three dimensions, the completed works exist at the boundary of drawing and sculpture. Suh has often drawn parallels between architectural space and the body, and in these works the paper functions as an second skin that bears the impression of his own touch in pastel, applied with the fingertips.
25 May – 7 July; Victoria Miro Venice, Il Capricorno, San Marco 1994; www.victoria-miro.com