15 Biennale di Venezia. Slovenian Pavilion
Home at Arsenale
A curated library addressing the notions of home and dwelling.
Curated by Aljoša Dekleva and Tina Gregorič.
The project responds to Biennale curator Alejandro Aravena’s title ‘Reporting from the front’ by addressing the topics of home and dwelling as current, critical social and environmental issues. The curators conceived a 1:1 site-specific inhabitable spatial wooden structure, an abstract compact home performing as a curated library that operates as a platform for exploring the concepts of home and dwelling during the exhibition and beyond. Invited architects, artists, critics and curators from various backgrounds are participating with their selection of some 10 books addressing the notions of home and dwelling and to share their experience and expertise ‘from their fronts’ in order to build the curated library of collective knowledge. Ultimately, the installation with around 300 books will relocate to the Museum of Architecture and Design in Ljubljana, to be continually available for public use. The installation Home at Arsenale reflects the curators’ approach to thinking and making architecture, underlining its social position, material manifestation and architectural legacy, where the user experience and participation are the central objectives.
Stephen Bates - SERGISON BATES architects, UK; Matija Bevk, Vasa J. Perović - BEVK PEROVIC architects, Slovenia; Tatiana Bilbao – TATIANA BILBAO ESTUDIO, architect, Mexico; Jan Boelen - Z33, curator, Belgium; Dominique Boudet, architecture critic, France; Arno Brandlhuber - BRANDLHUBER+, architect, Germany; Aljoša Dekleva, Tina Gregorič - DEKLEVA GREGORIC architects, Slovenia; Sofia von Ellrichshausen, Mauricio Pezo - PEZO VON ELLRICHSHAUSEN, artists and architects, Chile; Jesko Fezer, architect, Germany; Konstantin Grcic - KGID, designer, Germany; Juan Herreros - ESTUDIOHERREROS, architect, Spain; Tomaž Krištof - STUDIO KRIŠTOF, architect, Slovenia; Hrvoje Njirić - NJIRIC+ ARHITEKTI, architect, Croatia; Micheal Obrist - FELD72, architect, Austria/Italy; Rok Oman, Špela Videčnik - OFIS architects, Slovenia; Marjetica Potrč, architect and artist, Slovenia/Germany; Pascale and Christian Pottgiesser - CHRISTIAN POTTGIESSER ARCHITECTURESPOSSIBLES (CPAP), architects, France; RAUMLABORBERLIN, architect, Germany; Alice Rawsthorn, design critic, UK; Emmanuel Rubio, literary and architecture critic, France; Jurij Sadar, Boštjan Vuga - SADAR+VUGA, architects, Slovenia; Irénée Scalbert, architecture critic, UK, France; Brett Steele architect and architectural editor UK; Yui Tezuka, Takaharu Tezuka - TEZUKA ARCHITECTS, Japan; TYIN tegnestue, architects, Norway; Aleš Vodopivec, architect, Slovenia; Maruša Zorec, architect, Slovenia