The Board has appointed Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara as curators of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition (2018).
Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara are the curators of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition, that runs from May 26th to November 25th 2018 in the Giardini and Arsenale venues, and in other locations in Venice. The Biennale Architettura 2018 is titled FREESPACE, a word which describes a generosity of spirit and a sense of humanity at the core of architecture's agenda.
With the theme of FREESPACE, the Biennale Architettura 2018 presents for public scrutiny examples, proposals, elements - built or unbuilt - of work that exemplifies essential qualities of architecture which include the modulation, richness and materiality of surface; the orchestration and sequencing of movement, revealing the embodied power and beauty of architecture.
71 architects from all over the world make responses to the Manifesto by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, in order to reveal the freespace ingredient embedded in their work.
63 Participating Countries in the Pavilions at the Giardini, at the Arsenale and in the city centre of Venice. 6 Countries participate for the first time: Antigua & Barbuda, Saudi Arabia, Guatemala, Lebanon, Pakistan, and Holy See.
Exhibitions and initiatives enriching the diversity of voices that characterizes the International Art Exhibition.
A programme of film-based work, both documentary and descriptive, that complement the diverse responses, interpretations and qualities drawn from the FREESPACE Manifesto.
A program of free guided tours to get to know the history of the Arsenale and of the spaces currently used by the Biennale.