OMA'S architect and urbanist Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli will serve as the curator of the Russian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2020. Moreover, Teresa Iarocci Mavica, co-founder, and director of the V-A-C Foundation was appointed as commissioner of the Pavilion by the Russian Ministry of Culture. The exhibition entitled Open! will showcase young Russian architects and will focus on the renovation of the century-old building of the pavilion, built by renowned Russian architect Alexey Shchusev in 1914. Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, partner at OMA/AMO, created a concept in response to the theme of the 17th International Architecture Exhibition, How We Will Live Together, selected by curator Hashim Sarkis. During the exhibition, the pavilion “will turn into a temporary architecture office where visitors will be able to see and engage with the project of renovation”.
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