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...
The French pavilion, ‘Infinite Places’, highlights 10 exemplary projects located across France that have been developed for abandoned buildings – from former office to former funeral homes – located in outlying districts. Today they provide places for avant-garde projects, artists, creative individuals and groups, entrepreneurial or civic initiatives. The decision was made to re-use materials from the installation of the Studio Venezia project by XavierVeilhan (French Pavilion for the International Art Biennale of 2017) for the 2018 pavilion. The exhibition design is developed in collaboration with the collectif Etc, also in charge of the construction.
26 May – 25 November; Viale Trento, Giardini della Biennale