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...
‘Station Russia’ explores the past, present and future of the Russian railways – looking at how people use them to negotiate the vast Russian landscape. The pavilion communicates how in Russia, railways have become a lifeblood for traversing the country and the exhibition presents sound and multimedia installations, photographs, models and artefacts by contemporary Russian architects, designers and artists who envision its past and future. Supported by JSC Russian Railways, the exhibition is also connected by its theme to the Russian Pavilion, inaugurated in 1914, which was designed by Alexey Shchusev, who was also responsible for the Kazansky Railway Station – the Moscow terminus of the line which first connected the capital with Ryazan, in the south east, to Kazakhstan and central Asia.
26 May – 25 November; Russian Pavilion, Giardini della Biennale; www.ruspavilion.com