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Venice Biennale: art of nationhood
In the second report from this year’s Venice Biennale, we head to the national pavilions to meet the artists and curators who are raising their countries’ profiles on the world stage.
Venice Biennale: best in show
We sit down with Ralph Rugoff, the artistic director of 2019’s Venice Biennale, to round up the highlights of this year’s event.
Venice: finding Freespace
Monocle editor Andrew Tuck navigates the Arsenale to find out how architects have responded to the curatorial theme of this year’s Venice Biennale of Architecture.
2016 Venice Architecture Biennale - National Pavilions
Our second film report from the Venice Architecture Biennale focuses on the national pavilions’ responses to curator Alejandro Aravena’s quest for new points of view on the social, political and cultural issues facing the world of architecture today.
2016 Venice Biennale - Reporting from the Front
In the first of two film reports from the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale we talk to Chilean architect – and this year’s curator – Alejandro Aravena about his chosen theme ‘Reporting from the Front’ and his hopes for stimulating the debate on improving quality of life in the built environment.
Venice Architecture Biennale: ‘Fundamentals’
For the second in our two films on the summer-long 14th Venice Architecture Biennale, Monocle investigates this year’s theme of “Fundamentals”, set by curator Rem Koolhaas. We report on the challenges facing the fundamental host nation at the Monditalia exhibition and the fundaments of building at the Elements of Architecture pavilion.
Venice Architecture Biennale - National Pavilions
As curator of the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale, Rem Koolhaas invited curators to explore the fundamentals of architecture and analysis modernity from 1914 to 2014. Monocle films reports back on how the national pavilions responded to this year's assignment.
The Kids are All Right
Learning from a master is a privilege in any sphere. To nurture ideas for the arts, Rolex’s Mentor & Protégé initiative has been teaming world-leading practitioners with promising prodigies around the globe. Monocle's culture editor, Robert Bound, recently hopped to Venice to learn more about this year’s programme.
13th Venice Architecture Biennale - Part two
For our second film reporting from the 13th Venice Architecture Biennale, Hugo Macdonald headed to the giardini to explore conceptual thought and artistic interpretations at the national pavilions.
13th Venice Architecture Biennale - Part one
British architect David Chipperfield was chosen to be director of the 13th Venice Architecture Biennale this year. "Common Ground" was the theme he picked for the showcase. From 29 August to 25 November visitors can observe how architects, photographers, artists, filmmakers and urban planners together responded to sharing their space.
54th Venice Biennale
Culture editor Robert Bound reports from the 2011 Venice Biennale, pitching the cream of contemporary art against the most classical backdrop of them all. Away from the parties and gin palaces parked on the Grand Canal, this year's show was an overtly political affair with an engaged Middle Eastern showing and the national pavilions of Old Europe offering their walls up to all comers. The Art Olympics are back in town.
Architecture Biennale – Part 2
The second of Monocle's films from the 12th Architecture Biennale in Venice tackles the issue of urban development. Throughout the biennale, architects demonstrated a new responsibility in their approach to preserving and developing the global urban landscape.
Architecture Biennale – Part 1
'People meet in architecture' is the theme of the 12th International Architecture Biennale in Venice. The festival has its first female director, Kazuyo Sejima from SANAA, and Monocle heads out in force to give our take on the new developments in the world of architecture.
53rd Venice Art Biennale – Part 2
In our second film from the Venice Art Biennale, Monocle’s culture editor Robert Bound goes off piste to explore the curatorial instincts at François Pinault’s new Punta Della Dogana, the Fondazione Prada’s John Wesley retrospective and Axel Vervoordt’s In-Finitum installation at the Palazzo Fortuny.
53rd Venice Art Biennale – Part 1
In the first of two films from the 53rd Venice Art Biennale, Monocle culture editor Robert Bound reports on national pavilions as shop windows for contemporary art and national identity.
Venice Architecture Diary – Part 2
In our second film report from the Venice Architecture Biennale, Sarah Balmond visits the curated exhibitions in the Giardini, where national pavilions were transformed into temples to architectural thought.
Venice Architecture Biennale
Hosted every other year, the Venice Architecture Biennale invites some of the most conceptual thinkers from around the world to flex their creative muscles to interpret a set theme. This year's curator was Cincinnati Art Museum director Aaron Betsky and his topic of choice "Out There - Architecture Beyond Building". In the first of two films Sarah Balmond reports on the laboratory of ideas in the Arsenale exhibition grounds.