“No other discipline like architecture lends itself and begs to be observed, studied and considered from various points of view”. Paolo Baratta, President of la Biennale di Venezia.
13th International Architecture Exhibition
Directed by David Chipperfield
Open from 29th August to 25th November 2012
Preview: 27th 28th August
Awards ceremony and opening: 29th August
The Exhibition will be complemented by 55 National Participations organized, as usual, in the Pavilions at the Giardini, at the Arsenale and in the city of Venice. Four nations will be participating for the first time: Angola, the Republic of Kosovo, Kuwait, and Peru.
Official Collateral Events of the 13th International Architecture Exhibition will be presented by international subjects and institutions that will hold their exhibitions and initiatives in various locations around the city.
Common Ground will consist of a single exhibition through the Central Pavilion at the Giardini and the Arsenale: David Chipperfield will present an Exhibition with 66 projects, by architects, photographers, artists, critics and scholars. Many of them responded to his invitation with original proposals and installations expressly created for this Biennale, involving in their projects other colleagues with whom they share a Common Ground. There will be a total of 118 participants. More information here.