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The Pavilion of Turkey to Offer an Open Space for Creative Encounter and Collaborative Production at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia

March 13, 2018 Destination Europe No Comments Email Email

Curated by Kerem Piker and coordinated by Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV)the Pavilion of Turkey will present Vardiya (the Shift) at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia, taking place from May 26th to November 25th 2018.http://www.lagunaphuket.com/foodandmusicfestival/ Co-sponsored by Schüco Turkey and VitrA, the Pavilion of Turkey is located at Sale d’Armi, Arsenale, one of the main venues of the biennale.

Conceived in response to the theme of Freespace, the title of the Biennale Architettura 2018, Vardiya offers a programme of public events with the Pavilion of Turkey, providing an open space for encounter, exhibition and production.

Envisioned as a spatial and temporal staging base, the Pavilion of Turkey will provide a participatory platform for workshops, digital roundtable discussions and meetings. Piker’s curatorial programme will welcome 122 international architecture students, as well as academics, professionals, keynote speakers and visitors, inviting a diversity of voices to participate in a continuous process of learning and production throughout the twenty-five weeks of the Biennale.

The details of Vardiya were revealed at a press conference by the curatorial team on the evening of 6 March at Salon İKSV. İKSV General Director Görgün Taner, Schüco Turkey General Manager Can Eren and Executive Vice President of the Eczacıbaşı Building Products Division Ali Aköz on behalf of VitrA also gave speeches at the conference.

Vardiya is curated by Kerem Piker. Associate curators are Cansu Cürgen, Yelta Köm, Nizam Onur Sönmez, Yağız Söylev and Erdem Tüzün.

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