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...
‘Spectres of the State Avant-garde’ is an imagined archive of the Korea Engineering Consultants Corp (KECC), a technical consultancy for architecture and civil engineering established by the government in 1963. The exhibition reconstructs a narrative about the state’s pursuit of a utopian society through oppressive government policy. Curated by Park Seong-tae, founding director of the Junglim Foundation in Seoul, the pavilion presents four projects by KECC from the late 1960s, all of which served as nation-building propaganda: The Expo Pavilion for Osaka Expo 1970; the utopian master plan for Yeouido; the Sewoon Arcades; and the Guro Industrial Exposition.
26 May – 25 November; Viale Giardini Pubblici; www.korean-pavilion.or.kr