The Canadian Pavilion at Venice Biennale

June 15, 2009 § 3 Comments

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I am not sure if it’s true for every one of the sixty national pavilions throughout Venice, but Canadian Pavilion represents a lot of this country’s qualities, its love and respect for nature, its clean and transparent organization. The beautiful glass and brick structure was built in 1958 by Milanese architecture firm BBPR as part of Italy’s WWII reparations to Canada. This year, for the 53rd Biennale, it shows the work of Ontario artist Mark Lewis curated by Barbara Fischer. The project is a series of short silent movies called Cold Morning using the technique he became known for: rear projection.

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§ 3 Responses to The Canadian Pavilion at Venice Biennale

  • severnyproductions says:

    I do like the design of the structure

    • lilivc says:

      Isn’t it? I love the way the trees are integrated in the building.

      • lilivc says:

        Ooops! removing it right away. Thanks for letting me know. I recently realized that by adding photos from other websites without downloading them I would lose them eventually. That made me replace one of the photos I lost on this post too quickly, without checking it. I need to be a better editor to myself….

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