Nigel Coates knows his London but also his Italian audience, and one wonders how he might have tackled the Arsenale
and the business of message-making without tedium.
Metamorph 9th International Architecture Exhibition, Arsenale
and Giardini della Biennale, Venice, until 7 November
Towers featured prominently in the huge Arsenale
exhibition, adroitly curated by Sudjic.
in the Italian pavilion and the Arsenale
were, in a sense, keyed to
Elsewhere in the Arsenale
, Finnish partnership Ca sagrande & Rintala (winners of an ar + d award for their extraordinary 'walking huts', AR December 1999) installed a witty floating garden on an abandoned cargo ship moored in the docks, creating a new public park for Venice.
The list of artists in the Arsenale
and Italian pavilion dramatically shrank from the previous Biennale (from a total of 380 to a mere ninety-one); the overall installation style is characterized by its tidy restraint; and both exhibitions' thematic frameworks are nothing more than a string of vanilla platitudes.
will be curated by Martinez, chief curator at the new Istanbul Museum of Modern Art and a veteran of the international biennial circuit.
In the Arsenale
, we were in the outback, with no facilities (water, toilets, food).
Major organization : MINISTERO DELLA DIFESA ARSENALE
MILITARE MARITTIMO DI AUGUSTA
Neither likes the Arsenale
shows, but they quarrel--pardon me, discuss the issues--anyway.
While his official entries hung discreetly in the Museo Correr, his work swept across the canals by vaporetto and water taxi, alighted on the breakfast tables of the Gritti Palace, and dangled from the arms of art aficionados making their way through the chaos of the Arsenale
He would fill the sprawling international pavilion and the two great stretches of the Arsenale
and Cordiere with "images of nature as distinct from images of culture and media," he says, "countering the violent skew toward video and photography in the last Biennales.
SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA: I would have wanted to attend the vernissage of the Philippine Pavilion last May to personally witness the public's reception on our pavilion, especially now that we are located in the Arsenale
Implementing agency : Ministero Della Difesa Arsenale
Militare Marittimo Di Augusta
Yet our processes of design today are largely unchanged from those of a millennium ago, when the Republic of Venice established the Arsenale
, a factory of unprecedented scale and organization that foreshadowed the innovations of the industrial revolution.