Curated by Muoto & Georgi Stanishev, the exhibition at the French Pavilion at the 18th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia in Venice, Italy, is titled “Ball Theater”. “The Ball Theatre is an installation designed to reawaken our desires for utopia. Its hemispherical shape elicits multiple images. It can be interpreted equally as a terrestrial globe or as a mirror ball, a kitsch icon of an era when partying was still possible. This party aura suggests a new approach to today’s crises, one in which the emphasis is no longer on emergency, but on the possibility of alternative futures. This is enacted in the theatre for the duration of the Biennale Architettura 2023 by an alternation between moments of contemplation and immersion in a landscape of sound echoing with foreign and far-off voices, and periods of intense occupancy in the form of variations on the theme of the ‘ball’, an interplay of workshops– residences between artists, researchers, and students.” (official description).
Ball Theater / French Pavilion at Venice Architecture Biennale 2023. Venice (Italy), May 25, 2023.
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