The Swiss Institute’s second annual architecture and design exhibition attempts to recapture the revelatory voice of Le Corbusier for the technological age. The results are more cumbersome than visionary.
The Swiss Institute’s basement gallery space looks like the set for an avant-garde science fiction movie right now.
During the Biennale, innumerable numbers of events take place outside of the official Biennale grounds of the Giardini and Arsenale, especially from countries that couldn’t afford pavilions inside the Arsenale. They either rented out abandoned spaces near it, like the Iraqi pavilion did, or, if they couldn’t afford that, asked friends who own a little art gallery in between gift shops if they could use their space. Here are some oddities of note.