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Freestanding : 16th International Architecture Exhibition – Venice Biennale 2018



Lwrntz 06 (Resurrection Chapel, Woodland Cemetery, Stockholm, 2017) Silver Gelatin Print

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Freestanding

16th International Architecture Exhibition – Venice Biennale
Freespace
May 26th – November 25th, 2018


Artist Mikael Olsson has created new photographs of the structures as living contemporary scenographies that challenge our perception. In dissecting and rearranging the structures and their surroundings, Mikael Olsson investigates the buildings and gives us new perspectives on their design. The pictures evoke movement and help to reveal how we perceive distance and intimacy through architectural gestures.

In response to the explosion of international interest and research surrounding Sigurd Lewerentz (1885-1975), Sweden’s most renowned 20th Century architect, Petra Gipp and Mikael Olsson, presents Freestanding – an exhibition in the Central Pavilion at FREESPACE, the 16th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia (Organized by ArkDes (The Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design).

Freestanding explores three freestanding canopies from three of Lewerentz’ most well-known religious buildings through a collection of historical drawings and newly-commissioned interpretative works.
Architect Petra Gipp has designed large-scale models for the exhibition that create an extraordinary spatial experience for the visitor.


Participants: Petra Gipp and Mikael Olsson
Collaborators: Claudia and Mateo Eiletz with Marica Petkovic
Supporter: ArkDes
Location: Room 12, Central Pavilion – Giardini della Biennale, Venice, Italy







Freestanding : 16th International Architecture Exhibition – Venice Biennale 2018



Lwrntz 06 (Resurrection Chapel, Woodland Cemetery, Stockholm, 2017) Silver Gelatin Print

previous1/23next



Freestanding

16th International Architecture Exhibition – Venice Biennale
Freespace
May 26th – November 25th, 2018


Artist Mikael Olsson has created new photographs of the structures as living contemporary scenographies that challenge our perception. In dissecting and rearranging the structures and their surroundings, Mikael Olsson investigates the buildings and gives us new perspectives on their design. The pictures evoke movement and help to reveal how we perceive distance and intimacy through architectural gestures.

In response to the explosion of international interest and research surrounding Sigurd Lewerentz (1885-1975), Sweden’s most renowned 20th Century architect, Petra Gipp and Mikael Olsson, presents Freestanding – an exhibition in the Central Pavilion at FREESPACE, the 16th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia (Organized by ArkDes (The Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design).

Freestanding explores three freestanding canopies from three of Lewerentz’ most well-known religious buildings through a collection of historical drawings and newly-commissioned interpretative works.
Architect Petra Gipp has designed large-scale models for the exhibition that create an extraordinary spatial experience for the visitor.


Participants: Petra Gipp and Mikael Olsson
Collaborators: Claudia and Mateo Eiletz with Marica Petkovic
Supporter: ArkDes
Location: Room 12, Central Pavilion – Giardini della Biennale, Venice, Italy