July 15, 2010 - Portuguese Pavilion at the Venice Biennale - No place like – 4 houses, 4 films at Ca’ Foscari University
July 15, 2010

No place like – 4 houses, 4 films at Ca’ Foscari University

No place like – 4 houses, 4 films
29 August – 21 November 2010

Aires Mateus, Bak Gordon, Carrilho da Graça, Siza Vieira

Curated by Julia Albani, José Mateus, Rita Palma and Delfim Sardo

Professional Preview Days:
26-28 August 2010
Pavilion Opening:
27 August 2010 at 6pm

Ca’ Foscari University
Dorsoduro 3246 (Calle Foscari)
10am to 6pm – Tuesday closed
www.dgartes.pt/veneza2010/index_en.htm

A city district moored like a boat, a beach-house with a sand floor, another camouflaged in a city district and one looking out to the plain. How can they be exhibited?

The duo Francisco and Manuel Aires Mateus, Ricardo Bak Gordon, João Luis Carrilho da Graça and Álvaro Siza Vieira are the architects representing Portugal at the 12th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia.

The curators Julia Albani, José Mateus, Rita Palma and Delfim Sardo have chosen 4 exemplar housing projects, each from one of these architects. To show them, fictional films have been comissioned to Filipa César, João Onofre, João Salaviza and Julião Sarmento, some of the most outstanding Portuguese artists and film directors. The houses, presented through the films, are all located in Portugal, and correspond to different dwelling typologies, conditions and contexts.

The Portuguese exhibition is on show at the Ca’ Foscari University, a public institution and landmark space located on the great bend of Venice’s Grand Canal.

Portugal’s participation is organised and produced by the Directorate-General for the Arts of the Ministry of Culture, in collaboration with the Lisbon Architecture Triennale.

A 120 pages full colour catalogue, with documentation from the projects, texts from the curators, Alberto Campo Baeza, Luís Santiago Baptista, David Chipperfield, Francesco Dal Co, Jonathan Sergison and a DVD with the films will be published.

Commissioner
Jorge Barreto Xavier – Directorate-General for the Arts / Ministry of Culture
Av. da Liberdade, 144 – 2, 1250-146 Lisbon

Press
Sandra Vieira Jürgens • sjurgens@dgartes.pt • +351 211 506 940 • +351 933 451 775
Maria Schiappa • mschiappa@trienaldelisboa.com • +351 213 467 194 • +351 931 121 604

Press accreditation
The online form is available in the Biennale website at the following link: www.labiennale.org/en/architecture/exhibition/accreditation
The forms have to be submitted by July 30th, 2010.

Invitations for Preview days (Professionals only)
The online form is available in the Biennale website at the following link: www.labiennale.org/en/architecture/exhibition/accreditation/
The forms have to be submitted by August 6th, 2010.

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