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Freespace – Switzerland at the Venice Biennale

Biennale di Venezia

Main exhibition
26 May – 25 Nov 2018

24 and 25 May 2018

Swiss Pavilion

Giardini della Biennale ↗

Media conference
24 May 2018, 2:00 pm

Official opening of the exhibition
25 May 2018, 2:30 pm

Salon Suisse

Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi ↗
Each salon will start at 6:30pm

Salon 1
24 May 2018, 6:30 pm (opening)

Salon 2
13 Sept until 15 Sep 2018

Salon 3
4 Oct until 6 Oct 2018

Salon 4
22 Nov until 24 Nov 2018

Venice biennials count among the most important platforms worldwide for contemporary art and architecture. Switzerland has been represented at the Venice Art Biennale since 1920 and the Architecture Biennale since 1991. As of 2012, Pro Helvetia is responsible for the Swiss contributions at the Biennale.

The 16th International Architecture Exhibition takes place in Venice from 26 May to 25 November 2018 (Preview 24 and 25 May 2018) at the Giardini and at the Arsenale as well as at various venues in the city. The main exhibition entitled «FREESPACE» is curated by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara.

Find out more on the Swiss Pavilion and the Salon Suisse at the International Architecture Exhibition here.

(Photo: «Salon Suisse» 2018 © Pro Helvetia – atelier pol ronny hunger)


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