"Amplifying Nature" in Venice

project description
International Art Exhibition and International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia

On October 16th 2017 Jury deliberations regarding the competition for the curatorial project for the exhibition in the Polish Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice took place at Zachęta.The Jury has chosen the winning project entitled Amplifying Nature developed by curator Anna Ptak and architecture studio Centrala (Małgorzata Kuciewicz, Simone De Iacobis).

project facts

The universe speaks to us in the language of architecture. In Amplifying Nature the unthinkable trajectory of Earth’s transformation finds its dialogist in architectural courage of conceptualising vast areas and questioning the very exteriority of nature.

CENTRALA embarks on a reconstruction of planetary imagination inherent in post-war Polish projects that were cognizant of the co-dependence of social routines and workings of the Earth. Its central tenet is that the processes that form the very essence of architecture – gravity, light cycle and water circulation – are the ones involved in the reproduction of the planet.

The exhibition can be approached on three levels. It presents the research on selected 1954–1976 works by affiliates of Warsaw’s Art and Research Unit. It premiers the new sculptural interpretation of these taken-for-granted processes undergirding both the planet and architecture. It also proposes the concept of “amplifying nature” capturing this dynamic at various scales.
[text by Anna Ptak]


Polish Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition
– La Biennale di Venezia

The Exhibition will take place from 26 May to 25 November 2018.

Architecture studio: CENTRALA (Małgorzata Kuciewicz, Simone De Iacobis) in collaboration with Iza Tarasewicz and Jacek Damięcki
Curator: Anna Ptak

Polish Pavilion Commissioner: Hanna Wróblewska
Deputy Commissioner: Joanna Waśko
Organizer: Zachęta – National Gallery of Art, Warsaw
Press contact: press@zacheta.art.pl

Barbara Kaja Kaniewska for the Polish Pavilion

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