While 2016’s Golden Lion-winning project ‘
The ‘becoming,’ an exhibition curated by Spanish architect
Starting from a series of 55 adjectives that rate the proposed architecture in the open competition, “becoming” accommodates heterogeneous proposals and reflections on architecture and revindicates learning environments as a space for architectural creation and criticism.
“Among the eclectic selection inside the pavilion you will see proposals that critically review the past, others that redefine everyday spaces of the present, and those that imagine a future based on sustainability, well-being and social justice, as well as visions that fuse the real world and the virtual one,” they explained.
In turn, the team behind “becoming” sent specific invitations within the framework of the Biennial: the first invited architecture students from
The second accepted proposal will reoccupy the rear space of the pavilion. The space, which was traditionally used for storage, will now become the main exit of the exhibition. The curtain installation will reflect the concepts that have inspired the show.
Additionally, the Spanish, Belgian, and Dutch pavilions announced an open call called “Out of the Box.” This proposal seeks to occupy the outdoor space between the three pavilions. The winner, selected over 100 submissions, was the Europa installation, created by Belgian students proposing to erase the divisions between the countries and their pavilions.
The exhibition at the Venice Biennale will remain open from May 26 to November 25, 2018.
Assistant Curator: María Mallo, Gonzalo Pardo, Andrés Cánovas, Nicolás Maruri