Venice articles


How can you get visitors to stay for the full length of your video installation?

Venice – Swinguerra, featured in the Brazilian Pavilion at this year’s Venice Biennale, has an  unusually high for a video installation. Here’s what you can learn from it.


What your brand activation can adopt from this year’s Venice Biennale winner

Venice – With an opera performance, the Lithuanian pavilion won the Golden Lion in Venice this year. Here are three things brands can learn from the authors of the piece.


Diversity dominates the European Cultural Centre exhibitions in Venice

Venice – With two sprawling art and design shows in Venice, the European Cultural Centre lets visitors see the world through lenses and logics that are not their own.


Want to get sound installations right? Learn from this Venice Biennale exhibition

Venice – Chromo Sapiens, this year’s installation at the Icelandic Pavilion, has a technical lesson for artists and designers who want to create engaging aural spaces. 

Photo: Vanni Borghi

Resurfacing ceramics, an exploration in technology: Studio Formafantasma X Cedit by Florim

Venice – Cedit by Florim is re-characterising architectural ceramics by combining age-old aesthetics with modern production practices.


The four best interpretations of 'freespace' at the Venice Architecture Biennale

Venice – Yoko Ono in orange, post-Brexit nothing, and Alice in architecture: the Architecture Biennale pavilions explore and draw the boundaries of free space.


Mark A-to-Z: R is for Renovation

Reinvigorating city centres and building within the constraints left from the past are challenges that stimulate and highlight architects’ talents.


Visitors get a glimpse of infinity in the Austrian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale

VENICE – Artists Brigitte Kowanz and Erwin Wurm reflect on the Internet and its impact on the body, mobility and spatial experience.


Danish artists make social strides at the Venice Biennale

VENICE – In the Danish Pavilion, Olafur Eliasson and other artists open doors for increased peer-to-peer interaction, dissolve physical boundaries and embrace the new.

The palazzo's façade reminds of different times.

OMA transforms Venice's Fondaco dei Tedeschi into a modern temple of consumption

VENICE – Showing no fear of the new, Dutch practice OMA has renovated a historic palazzo which will soon become home to a luxurious retail outlet.

The video includes one-on-one interviews with five female architects at the 2014 Venice Biennale.

Voices from Venice by Caroline James

VENICE – Five female architects discuss their backgrounds in architecture, personal design strategies, experiences with specific projects, and the issue of gender in architecture.

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