15th Venice Architecture Biennale Collateral Exhibition “Sharing and Regeneration”
The collateral exhibition, “Sharing and Regeneration”, of the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale will be provided in Zen Palace and San Caterina of Venice. The exhibition consists of three units, namely the Rural Regeneration in Zen Palace and the Urban Central Area and VR Art in San Caterina. Contents showed in all these three units are about the spatial practices of design innovation and cultural recovery during the process of China urbanization.
Both Zen Palace and San Caterina have distinct features in terms of their spaces and the construction materials. Therefore the exhibition design team adopts the concept of embedded exhibition, whereby Sharing and Regeneration are presented by the basic symbols of circular and square frames respectively. That is, centrifugal circles and squares make the axis of the exhibition series by “separation and reconnection”, providing both horizontal and vertical surfaces for exhibition. The contemporary architecture and spatial practice of “Sharing” and “Regeneration” in the process of China’s urbanization will be displayed in the 16th buildings in Venice, with the intriguing time and space difference. In addition, the enlarged display units become an art installation combining exhibition, interaction and video show altogether, strengthening the connection between visitors and display units. The design team adopts elastic ropes as the connection between “circular” and “square”, highlighting the content of the exhibition by separating the display interface from the original surfaces while at the same time implying the countless ties between “sharing” and “regeneration”.
Under the concept that the images of “circular” and “square” are both separated and connected , the relationship between development and culture, history and innovation, urban and rural areas, present and future have been silently interpreted, enlightened, and activated.
第十五届威尼斯建筑双年展平行展“共享&再生”在威尼斯的禅宫（Zen Palace）和San Caterina教堂举行，展览分三个主题单元：禅宫展厅的乡村再生单元和教堂展厅的城市核心区单元及VR艺术单元，每个主题单元的展览内容均是对当下中国城镇化发展过程中设计创新和文化回归的空间实践探索。