Architecture celebrated at the Venice Biennale

Architecture celebrated at the Venice Biennale
By Christopher Cummins with AGENCIES
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'Reporting From The Front' is the title of the Venice Biennale.

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‘Reporting From The Front’ is the title of the Venice Biennale.
It is fitting that a city famed for its architecture celebrates architecture.
The Australian contribution features ‘The Pool’ and the many roles it represents fear, joy, division, competition, memory, fun and relaxation.

Australia Pavilion installs a huge pool addressing to healing racial and cultural division at the Venice Biennale pic.twitter.com/BhwfFV2pLO

— World Architecture (WACommunity) <a href="https://twitter.com/WACommunity/status/738029559707226112">June 1, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <b></b>Isabelle Toland is the Co-Curator: "This is an architecture Biennale, we wanted to create a piece of architecture, a piece of public architecture, a space where people could enjoy it and come and sit by the pool and the information about the exhibition is purposely discrete in a way that you can engage with it as much or as little as you want or take it away." <b></b>'Incidental Space'is central to the Swiss pavilion Architect Christian Kerez has built an inhabitable structure featuring a cloud-like exterior and a cavernous interior.Sandra Oehry is the Curator of the Swiss pavilion: <b></b>"I do believe and I hope so too that being inside gives you an even richer experience, it is quite photogenic at once, but it also legitimises the medium of the exhibition by being here because you can only have the full experience if you are here and see the exhibition." <b></b> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Reporting from the front (2) <a href="https://twitter.com/la_Biennale">la_Biennale 'The work of Peter Zumthor from a small village in Switzerland' pic.twitter.com/6XeFefJR17— ArchiNed (ArchiNed) <a href="https://twitter.com/ArchiNed/status/736078235105009665">May 27, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <b></b>Located in the central pavilion the 'Evidence Room' contains a series of casts and full-scale replicas of Auschwitz's homicidal gas chambers and huge incinerators. <b></b> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Reporting (great ideas) from the front <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BiennaleArchitettura2016?src=hash">#BiennaleArchitettura2016</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/V?src=hash">#V</a>&A <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ForensicArchitecture?src=hash">#ForensicArchitecture</a> <a href="https://t.co/xasWZg6225">pic.twitter.com/xasWZg6225</a></p>&mdash; Joao Neves (joaogameironeve) May 30, 2016

Anne Bordeleau
is the Director of School of Architecture, University of Waterloo:
“This is maybe one of the darkest moments in our history. It’s a message also not just about ‘let’s remember this past’ as past ,but also ‘let’s take responsibility of this past’ because this is the range of what we are able to do as human beings, and if we don’t , we are not aware of that then I think we fail to actually in some ways avoid it in the future.”
Venice Architecture Biennale runs until November 27, 2016.

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