Venice Biennale 2012: hands have no tears to flow / Austria Pavilion

  • 13 Sep 2012
  • Architecture News Events Exhibition
hands have no tears to flow / Austrian Pavilion © Günter

The Austrian Pavilion for the 2012 Venice Biennale is a collaboration of Wolfgang Tschapeller, Rens Veltman and Martin Perktold, a team that consists of interdisciplinary fields of study, thought and action from architecture and art.  The contribution, entitled “Hands have no tears to flow. Reports from / without Architecture”  invites visitors to comprehend architecture as a social and cultural phenomenon and to experience it from different perspectives and views.  It explores this year’s theme, Common Ground, with a discourse on the sociopolitical function of architecture.  The exhibit will be on view at the Biennale until November 25th.

hands have no tears to flow / Austrian Pavilion © Günter

The exhibit grounds itself in a liminal space between architecture, science and art. It combines scientific achievements, associated with the human body, with an architectural design of the future.  These findings form of a report called “Report from / without Architecture”.   The exhibit places Architecture as a motor and mirror of society with the human body as a the central figure.

hands have no tears to flow / Austrian Pavilion © Günter

The collaboration seeks to describe architecture as more than just building – evolved from the contribution of many individuals to create an installation that is art and architecture that engages people.  This central theme of the exhibit invites a discourse about spaces, people, orientation, future, changes and the exploration of that which is not yet enclosed.

via a statement from Claudia Schmied, Federal Minister for Education, the Arts and Culture

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