venice biennale 2012: mexico pavilion renovates venetian church
 
venice biennale 2012: mexico pavilion renovates venetian church
aug 15, 2012

venice biennale 2012: mexico pavilion renovates venetian church

san lorenzo church in venice, italy

the mexico pavilion at the 13th international architecture exhibition will be titled ‘culture under construction | the collectivity of cultural space’. collaborating with the city of venice, mexico is restoring the church of san lorenzo as part of their exhibition this year to become a permanent home for the country’s work in future art and architecture biennales for the next nine years. this represents a commitment to present the best creations from its artists and architects as well as positively benefiting the local and treasured architectural heritage.

since the interior will not be prepared for visitors to enter during the 2012 edition, individuals are encourage to observe the ongoing work from the entrance. placing the act of construction as the emphasis of the experience, the exhibit will also consist of thirteen projects curated by miguel adrià including cultural centers, libraries, museums, galleries, cinemas, plazas and parks, either completed are nearing completion. all the selected examples are spaces intended for public use, foreshadowing the contributions of the future church.

venice biennale 2012: mexico pavilion renovates venetian church piazza in front of the church entry

venice biennale 2012: mexico pavilion renovates venetian church current state of interior construction work

venice biennale 2012: mexico pavilion renovates venetian church scaffolding in place

venice biennale 2012: mexico pavilion renovates venetian church current ground plane

venice biennale 2012: mexico pavilion renovates venetian church photo montage of pavilion entry

venice biennale 2012: mexico pavilion renovates venetian church elevation

venice biennale 2012: mexico pavilion renovates venetian church banner detail

venice biennale 2012: mexico pavilion renovates venetian church floor plan / level 0

venice biennale 2012: mexico pavilion renovates venetian church ciudad de los libros

venice biennale 2012: mexico pavilion renovates venetian church construction for the ciudad de los libros image © jaime navarro

venice biennale 2012: mexico pavilion renovates venetian church la tallera siqueiros image © rafael gamo

venice biennale 2012: mexico pavilion renovates venetian church la tallera siqueiros image © rafael gamo

venice biennale 2012: mexico pavilion renovates venetian church centro cultural de espana image © manuel gamo

venice biennale 2012: mexico pavilion renovates venetian church centro cultural san pablo image © luis gordoa

venice biennale 2012: mexico pavilion renovates venetian church galeria kurimanzutto

venice biennale 2012: mexico pavilion renovates venetian church galeria kurimanzutto

venice biennale 2012: mexico pavilion renovates venetian church museo laberinto de las ciencias y las artes de san luis potosi image © allen vallejo

title of the exhibition: culture under construction | the collectivity of cultural space venue: ex-chiesa di san lorenzo, campo san lorenzo, venice, italy commissioner: gastón ramírez feltrín. curator: miquel adrià organization: national fine arts institute and the national council for culture and the arts producing institutions: méxico: national fine arts institute. italy: green spin s.r.l. vicenza – venice dates: 29.08.2012 – 25.11.2012 official opening: 27.08.2012 – during the preview 27.07.2012 – 28.07 open from 10:00 to 20:00 opening hours: 10:00 to 18:00 – tuesday to sunday – closed on mondays

the 13th international architecture biennale is curated by london-based architect david chipperfield. the theme of the event is entitled ‘common ground’ and will run from 29th of august through 25th november 2012, in venice, italy.

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