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  • TUE - SUN
    22/05 > 31/07
    11 AM - 7 PM

    01/08 > 21/11
    10 AM - 6 PM
  • Giardini
  • Admission with ticket

Commissioner: Teresa Iarocci Mavica
Curator: Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli
Exhibitors: KASA (Kovaleva and Sato Architects), Mikhail Maximov, Lion & Unicorn, Ilia Mazo, Yuliya Kozhemyako, Electric Red, Pavel Milyakov aka Buttechno, Vladmir Rannev

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Description

Open, the 2021 the Russian pavilion, questions itself as an institution by investigating the fluid, ever-changing zone between the physical and digital realms. The project consists of three main components: the showcase of an almost empty pavilion, underlining the building’s (architectural and institutional) renovation; a gamer station exploring the political potential of digital gaming environments; and a book featuring twenty-eight commissioned texts, examining alternative ways of thinking about and acting within (cultural) institutions. The overarching goal is to explore how different realms – the physical, the digital and everything in between – can serve as testing ground for institution-making and other models of being together.

Biennale Sneak Peek

Image 1 – How will we live together?
Screenshot from Sanatorium Anthropocene Retreat, the video game developed by Moscow-based artist and game designer Mikhail Maksimov for Open?, the 2021 Russian Federation Pavilion.

 

Image 2 – Sneak peek of the project
A glimpse into the void of the 2021 Russian Federation Pavilion, highlighting the architectural renovation by KASA, and commenting on the tension between physical and digital realms.


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