the exhibition appeals to the conceptual repertoires of the found object and to serialized
reproductions of pop iconography.
entitled ‘I was here’ it shows chilean souvenirs –
architecture as fetish, as an object of tourist promotion.
the small models are icons of chilean popular architecture like cathedrals,
government buildings and market places that have become emblems of the
diverse local communities. in addition to them models of 10 of the most
representative works of contemporary architecture are featured.
curated by mauricio pezo.
more: http://iwasthere.cl

a view of the exhibition picture © designboom venice architecture biennale 08: chilean pavilion souvenirs are placed on wooden stands

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venice architecture biennale 08: chilean pavilion visitors used wooden blocks to better view the souvenirs

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venice architecture biennale 08: chilean pavilion a view of the exhibition

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venice architecture biennale 08: chilean pavilion a view of the exhibition

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venice architecture biennale 08: chilean pavilion #96 palafito

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venice architecture biennale 08: chilean pavilion #85 palafito

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venice architecture biennale 08: chilean pavilion #35 san lucas toconao and #29 san pedro de atacama

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venice architecture biennale 08: chilean pavilion #95 santa maria dalcahue

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