The 14th International Architecture Exhibition,entitledFundamentals,directed by Rem Koolhaas and organized by la Biennale di Venezia, open to the public from June 7 through November 23, 2014, in the Giardini and the Arsenale.
65 National Participations will be exhibiting in the historic pavilions in the Giardini, the Arsenale, and the city of Venice. Among these, 10countries will be participating in the Exhibition for the first time: Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, United Arab Emirates, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Morocco, Mozambique, New Zealand, and Turkey.
This year the Italian Pavilion isbased in the Arsenale and organized by the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities with PaBAAC (general direction for landscape, fine arts, architecture and contemporary art), and it iscurated by Cino Zucchi. The title of the exhibition is Innesti/grafting.
22 official Collateral Events, approved by the Director of the International Exhibition and promoted by international institutions,hold their exhibitions and initiatives in various locations in the city.
“A Choral Research on Architecture!”, thus Paolo Baratta presents this year's edition:
“With Rem Koolhaas we have created an exceptional, research-centered Architecture Biennale. Rem has planned an event that involves all of Biennale’s sectors, along with a bevy of researchers.
“Absorbing Modernity1914–2014 has been proposed for the contribution of all the pavilions, and they too are involved in a substantial part of the overall research project, whose title is Fundamentals.