Venice Biennale 2012: Catalan and Balearic Islands Pavilion

13:00 - 23 July, 2012
Venice Biennale 2012: Catalan and Balearic Islands Pavilion, School of Art and Design in Amposta / David Sebastian and Gerard Puig; © Adrià Goula
School of Art and Design in Amposta / David Sebastian and Gerard Puig; © Adrià Goula

This year’s Venice Biennale will kick off on August 29th and run through November 25th and for the first time, the Institut Ramon Llull will be presenting an exhibition dedicated to Catalan and Balearic architecture entitled “Vogadors”, featuring nine projects from nine different architects that epitomize the contemporary and avant-garde works from the regions. The exhibition is inspired by the Mediterranean Sea, which is the main geographical feature of the regions, and by the words of Jorge Oteiza, “He who forges ahead creating something new does so like an oarsman, moving forward but back-paddling, looking behind him, towards the past, towards what exists, so as to be able to reinvent its underpinnings.”

Correction to Wim Wenders and Peter Zumthor Rumor

16:15 - 11 July, 2012
Peter Zumthor © Andrew Meredith
Peter Zumthor © Andrew Meredith

It has been confirmed by Studio Wim Wenders and Atelier Peter Zumthor & Partners that the news of Wim Wenders devoting his new 3D documentary film on architecture to Peter Zumthor was in fact a rumor. Although Wenders will be conducting an artistic interview film with Zumthor for the upcoming 2012 Venice Biennale, it has nothing to do with his feature documentary. The Biennale interview film and the 3D documentary on architecture are two separate projects that were mistakenly combined by the source article. We apologize for the confusion.

David Chipperfield announces “Common Ground” as the theme for the 13th International Venice Biennale

19:00 - 17 January, 2012
David Chipperfield announces “Common Ground” as the theme for the 13th International Venice Biennale, Courtesy of David Chipperfield Architects
Courtesy of David Chipperfield Architects

Today, the President of the Biennale di Venezia, Paolo Baratta, and the 13th International Architecture Exhibition Director, David Chipperfield, met at Ca’Giustinian with the representatives of the 41 countries participating in the exhibition, including representatives of Kosovo, Kuwait and Peru for the first time. David Chipperfield announced the theme of this year’s Biennale is to be Common Ground. Continue reading for more information.

David Chipperfield to Curate 2012 Venice Biennale

19:00 - 18 November, 2011

 British architect, David Chipperfield, will curate the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale. Chipperfield will have only eight months to decide on a theme and prepare to curate the world’s largest architecture exhibition. He will become the first British architect to curate the event.