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...
GRAFT and Marianne Birthler curate the exhibition ‘Unbuilding Walls’ for the German Pavilion which responds to current debates on nations, protectionism and division. The presentation will focus on examples of urban and architectural design that address aspects of division and integration in society, inspired by Germany’s history of division during the existence of the Berlin Wall (1961–1989). Through analysing architectural projects on the former border strip, the question of what happened on this unprecedented void in the middle of a new capital will be examined.
26 May – 25 November; Viale Giardini Pubblici; www.graftlab.com