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Muriz Djurdjevic & Thomas Paturet

Venice Biennale 2016

2016

THE BALTIC PAVILION

(Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania)

There are transformative efforts at play which are reprogramming an inert region beyond the delineations of separate nation-states. The Baltic Pavilion intends to explore the built environment of the Baltic States as a shared space of ideas. This exhibition and a series of related events presents a cross-section of Baltic space. In light of the Anthropocene, a new geological epoch, the developments in this region will unfold as a non-linear stratigraphy.

Recent geopolitical developments around the Baltic States have created a sense of urgency for new spatial practices to be initiated, that both unite the region and underpin the foundations of the European Union. New infrastructural connections in the Baltic Sea, FSRU Independence, the natural gas storage ship in Klaipėda, and the pan-Baltic railway project Rail Baltica are among the many examples of this new kind of architecture.

The Baltic Pavilion attempts to unravel the conventions and instruments operated by a wide range of spatial practices, industries, and infrastructures that are actively trans-forming the built space of the three Baltic States, and the wider region. Without making distinction between abstract ideas and their material projections, the exhibition seeks to distill parameters and thought structures, to enable the formulation of a range of spatial interventions which aim to reconfigure the inert built environment of the Baltics.

Venice Biennale 2016
Press Conference, Riga
Venice Biennale 2016
Press Conference, Riga
Venice Biennale 2016
Press Conference, Vilnius
Venice Biennale 2016
Baltic Pavilion, Palasport, Venice
Venice Biennale 2016
Baltic Pavilion, Palasport, Venice
Venice Biennale 2016
Baltic Pavilion, Palasport, Venice
Venice Biennale 2016
Baltic Pavilion, Palasport, Venice
Venice Biennale 2016
Baltic Pavilion, Palasport, Venice
Venice Biennale 2016
Baltic Pavilion, Palasport, Venice
Venice Biennale 2016
Baltic Pavilion, Palasport, Venice
Venice Biennale 2016
Baltic Pavilion, Palasport, Venice
Venice Biennale 2016
Baltic Pavilion, Palasport, Venice
Venice Biennale 2016
Baltic Pavilion, Palasport, Venice
Venice Biennale 2016
Archipelago Sea
Venice Biennale 2016
Gotland Basin
Venice Biennale 2016
Gulf of Gdansk
Venice Biennale 2016
Northern Baltic Proper
Venice Biennale 2016
Southern Baltic Proper I
Venice Biennale 2016
Southern Baltic Proper II
45°26'15.0"N 12°20'09.0"E

Location: Venice, Italy

Curators: Kārlis Bērziņš - Jurga Daubaraitė - Petras Išora - Ona Lozuraitytė - Niklāvs Paegle - Dagnija Smilga - Johan Tali - Laila Zariņa - Jonas Žukauskas
Photography: David Grandorge


Posted: April 2018
Category: Research

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