TheTime Space Existence biennial has announced this year’s participants for its Venice exhibition. With over 200 architects and artists set to participate, the fourth edition of the biennial includes internationally renowned figures such as Odile Decq, Peter Eisenman, Kengo Kuma, Daniel Libeskind, Fumihiko Maki, Richard Meier & Partners Architects, MVRDV, Toshiko Mori, Moshe Safdie and SOM.
The biennial’s titular concepts — time, space and existence — shape the contours of the world around us. This is a continuing theme from the first three iterations of the biennial, and this deliberate endurance through time sets the biennial apart in a frequently ephemeral cultural world. In posing expansive and existential questions to this year’s participants, it is hoped that new, profound and architectural approaches can emerge.
The biennial will feature a wide range of projects, from models, concepts, research outcomes, thoughts, dreams and ideas from international architects, photographers, sculptors and universities at all stages in their careers. The works will be housed over three locations in the heart of Venice —Palazzo Bembo, Palazzo Mora, and the verdant Giardini Marinaressa.
Time Space Existence presents extraordinary opportunities for dialogue between different generations of architects, yet public engagement remains at its core. In line with its outward-facing ambition, the exhibition will be open to the public and completely free to attend.
For the biennial, architect Daniel Libeskind will also be unveiling a new and monumental tower in the Giardini Marinaressa, entitled Facing Gaia. A project for the Anthropocene, the work pulls together ideas about the climate, time and space. This work is kindly sponsored by GRIP Metal. Time Space Existence biennial is organized by the European Cultural Centre with the support of the GAA Foundation.
Each location dedicated to the exhibition offers a unique atmosphere. The rooms of Palazzo Bembo will house many solo presentations. Palazzo Mora will present the research of many universities together with photography and international studio projects.
The Giardini Marinaressa will host a number of sculptures and site-specific installations, including the the monumental project of Daniel Libeskind.
About the European Cultural Centre
The European Cultural Centre (ECC) is an organization fostering research, design and interdisciplinary encounters. It encourages artistic and creative activities and facilitates processes of exchange at all levels: visual art, dance, theatre, music, literature and architecture. The ECC is based at Palazzo Mora in the historical centre of Venice.
About the GAA Foundation
The GAA Foundation is a Dutch non-profit organisation aiming to increase awareness of the theory and philosophies that shape contemporary art, architecture and culture. Through exhibitions, symposia, books and more, the GAA Foundation makes ideas accessible to an international audience. In this spirit, all exhibitions and events are free of charge.