serbia's pavilion at the venice biennale conveys the struggles of young architects serbia's pavilion at the venice biennale conveys the struggles of young architects
may 26, 2016

serbia's pavilion at the venice biennale conveys the struggles of young architects

serbia’s pavilion at the venice biennale conveys the struggles of young architects
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at this year’s venice architecture biennale, serbia has presented ‘heroic free shipping’ — an exhibition curated by stefan basic, ana sulkic, and igor sjeverac. sited inside venice’s giardini, the pavilion is one of 67 national participants exploring the theme: ‘reporting from the front’.

 

the exhibition draws attention to the struggles of young architects trying to establish a position and path within the industry. stefan basic, ana sulk and igor sjeverac — three young architects themselves — have expressed their concern through an installation that invites visitors to listen, sit and interact with the accompanying elements of the pavilion. 

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a cerulean blue, ramp-like form curves up the walls
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a cerulean blue, ramp-like form curves up the walls and acts as the focal element of the exhibition, representing the idea of ‘work’. through the combination of a background soundtrack of typing keyboards, plug sockets on the ground, and stacks of cover letters, the exhibit hopes to convey young architects’ attempts to pursue their chosen career path despite adverse circumstances.

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the exhibition is titled ‘heroic free shipping’
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venice architecture biennale 2016 serbia pavilion heroic free shipping designboom
the pavilion has been curated by stefan basic, ana sulkic, and igor sjeverac
image © designboom

venice architecture biennale 2016 serbia pavilion heroic free shipping designboom
the installation draws attention to the struggles of young architects
image © designboom

venice architecture biennale 2016 serbia pavilion heroic free shipping designboom
the installation invites visitors to listen, sit and interact with the accompanying elements of the pavilion
image © designboom

venice architecture biennale 2016 serbia pavilion heroic free shipping designboom
a background soundtrack of typing keyboards is played
image © designboom

venice architecture biennale 2016 serbia pavilion heroic free shipping designboom
plug sockets are found throughout the space
image © designboom

venice architecture biennale 2016 serbia pavilion heroic free shipping designboom
stacks of cover letters are piled in one corner of the room
image © designboom

venice architecture biennale 2016 serbia pavilion heroic free shipping designboom
the exhibit hopes to convey young architects’ attempts to pursue their chosen career path
image © designboom

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