One of the most important architectural events in the world 18th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, Saturday, May 20 is about to open its doors. Located in the Arsenale, one of the main venues of the biennale, Türkiye Pavilionin, curators The flag of Sevinac AND Oral Goktas‘from Ghost Stories: The Bag Theory of Architecture the project will be exhibited.
Aimed at understanding and transforming the existing Ghost Stories: The Bag Theory of Architecturehe suggests listening to and understanding the stories of abandoned buildings, instead of demolishing them or leaving them to their fate. With the open call, a collective archive was created by documenting many unused buildings across Turkey. The curators used these structures as a theme proposed by Lesley Lokko for the biennial. “laboratory of the future” and presents research on how we can transform it with the help of radical changes in the world of architecture, new technologies such as artificial intelligence and robots, in the pavilion and brings hopeful proposals.
Organized under the coordination of İKSV Türkiye Pavilionunder the auspices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of TR, with contributions from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of TR, Schüco Turkey AND Co-sponsor of VitrA is carried out. Turkish Airlinesprovides support as an air partner. The exhibition remains open until November 26.
Kahramanmaraş Special Provincial Administration Building: The tricolor facade cladding has been removed, and a huge colorful cake stands on the sidewalk to commemorate the building, which will soon be completely demolished. To say goodbye to the giant building, people take selfies with the building and the cake that started to fall apart in the background, Kahramanmaraş, 2022.
Even before its opening, the Turkish pavilion attracts the attention of the world’s media and architecture. One of the world’s leading publications on design and architecture Background*also included the Turkish Pavilion in the list of exhibitions to be seen at the Venice Architecture Biennale. This is news from the link accessible.
Ghost Stories: The Bag Theory of Architecture
While the curators are preparing the exhibition, Elizabeth Fisher‘from Sack’s theory of evolution adapting this theory of literature Ursula K. Le Guin‘from Sack’s theory of fiction inspired by his lyrics.
Fisher argues that the first cultural tool belonging to humans may have been a bag of vegetables instead of sharp and sharp hunting tools, contrary to popular belief. Adapting Fisher’s idea to fiction, Le Guin manages to tell exciting stories in which ordinary characters who are not heroes live their lives with all the ups and downs.
held at a very critical moment for Turkey. Ghost Stories: The Bag Theory of Architecturefollows the footsteps of Le Guin’s fiction in architecture and suggests listening and understanding the stories of abandoned buildings instead of the success stories of heroic buildings.
Cloud and Bench
The design of the exhibition consists of two main parts: Cloud and Bench. Cloudyfrom different cities of Turkey, gathered by open invitation in December 2022.
consisting of unused skyscrapers, hotels, schools, hospitals, restaurants and community facilities Ghost stories contains a choice.
stand prepared by the curators A Manifesto for the Sack Theory of ArchitectureIt consists of fifteen tables that refer to fifteen articles. Questions, theories, contradictions, tools, methods and dreams about how existing structures can be transformed are presented in the Bench.
Story, Theory, Addiction, Ghosts, Entropy, Shelf life, Why do we destroy?, Crime scene investigation, ConcrescereRepair Shop, Venice Charter – Transformed, Learning from the Present, Test Drive, Transformers and Pool are the full text of the manifesto here. from the link accessible.
A book prepared by Sevince Bayrak and Oral Göktaş accompanies the project. The English-language book, which includes examples of ghost stories collected through an open call, exhibition design, and a text written by Sevince Bayrak based on articles from the manifesto, is available from Venice Architecture Biennale stores, ListLab Publications, and ListLab contracted vendors. The Turkish version of the book will be available in selected bookstores, especially Yem bookstore.
Both books will also be available on İKSV’s online store, magaza.iksv.org.
The design of the book belongs to Esen Karol, who is also responsible for the graphic design of the project.
About the Turkish Pavilion
Curators: Sevince Bayrak, Oral Goktas
Project team: Aysima Akin, Kevser Reyyan Dogan, Merve Akdogan
Research team: Dogu Tonkur, Taylan Tosun
Scientific assistants: Berke Şevketoğlu, Hatice Bahar Çoklar, Duygu Saygı
Exhibition design: SO? Architecture and ideas
Graphic design: Esen Karol
Programmer: Ozhan Binici
Organized under the coordination of İKSV Türkiye Pavilionunder the auspices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of TR, with contributions from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of TR, Schüco Turkey AND Co-sponsor of VitrA is carried out. Turkish Airlinesprovides support as an air partner.
On the initiative of İKSV and the contributions of 21 supporters, Turkey has been participating in the Venice Architecture Biennale since 2014, on the occasion of the 20-year lease of the Sale d’Armi building in Arsenale, one of the main venues of the biennial.
In the selection committee of the Turkish Pavilion Aslı Çiçek, prof. dr. Ayşen Savaş, Neyran Turan, Han Tümertekin and Ertuğ Uçar.
About the 18th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale
Venice Biennale 18th International Architecture Exhibition architect, academic and writer Lesley Lokkocurator, Laboratory of the future / Laboratory of the future organized by title. In addition to the main exhibitions in the Arsenale and Giardini regions, the biennale presents pavilion exhibitions from 63 countries, including Turkey.