OPEN CALL FOR EXHIBITION PROPOSALS FOR THE ALBANIAN PAVILION AT THE 18th INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE EXHIBITION
Biennale Architettura 2023
VENICE, 20.05.2023 – 26.11. 2023
In the framework of the 18th Venice Architecture Biennale to be held in Venice, Italy, the Albanian Ministry of Culture, as the Commissioner of the Albanian Pavilion, is seeking expressions of interest for project proposals for the exhibition at the Albanian Pavilion, which will be opened to the public on May 20 until November 26, 2023.
Lesley Lokko is appointed as the Curator of the 18th International Architecture Exhibition.
The title of the Biennale is “The Laboratory of the Future”
“New technologies continuously appear and disappear – stated Lesley Lokko giving us unfiltered glimpses of life in parts of the globe we will likely never visit, much less understand. But to see both near and far simultaneously is also, as Du Bois and Fanon famously put it, a form of ‘double consciousness’, the internal conflict of all subordinated or colonised groups, which describes the majority of the world, not only ‘there’, in the so-called Developing-, Third-, and Arab Worlds, but ‘here’ too, in the metropoles and landscapes of the global North. In Europe we speak of minorities and diversity, but the truth is that the West’s minorities are the global majority’diversity is our norm. There is one place on this planet where all these questions of equity, race, hope and fear converge and coalesce. Africa. At an anthropological level, we are all African. And what happens in Africa happens to us all”.
More information on the theme can be found on the web page of the Biennale Architettura 2023 http://www.labiennale.org
The Ministry of Culture opens the call for project ideas inspired by a careful observation of contemporary architecture and Albanian society, especially where this makes a difference, as well as the visual means through which they will be communicated to the general public and professionals.
Biennale Architettura 2023 also maintains that it is in its material, spatial, and cultural specificity that architecture inspires the ways we live together. In that respect, the participants have to highlight those aspects of the main theme that are uniquely architectural.
The profile of the candidates:
The candidate(s) should be able to:
The Ministry of Culture encourages all candidates to co-operate with national and/or foreign curators who have the appropriate experience in organizing and participating in similar events.
SELECTION WILL BE DONE IN TWO PHASES:
Phase 1: In this stage the best project ideas will be selected. Deadline: December 18, 2022.
The Jury will select 3 (three) project ideas which will be qualified for the second phase.
The Jury will announce the best three projects idea by December 23, 2023.
Phase 2: The three selected teams will be invited to work up a fully detailed exhibition project which will be presented to the Jury. These detailed exhibition projects should be submitted by the latest 12.00 PM on January 11, 2023.
The Jury will announce the criteria for the detailed project proposal immediately after the announcement of the shortlist of three teams.
The announcement of the winning project: January 16, 2023.
THE SELECTION PROCEDURE
The project ideas and the detailed project proposals will be evaluated by an international Jury composed of 5 members. The evaluation of the Jury will judge proposals on the basis of:
APPLICATION DOSSIER FOR THE FIRST PHASE
The application should include:
The candidates are free to choose whichever means and forms of introducing their project proposals. They are kindly invited to follow the guidelines provided by the Curators of the Biennale which can be found at http://www.labiennale.org
Technical Details on the Albanian Pavilion
The Albanian Pavilion will be situated in “Arsenale”. You will find the plan and relevant photos here
You will find the plan in DWG HERE.
Submission of application:
The complete application should be:
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