THE ESTONIA PAVILION AT THE 16th INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE BIENNALE IN VENICE
May 26th - November 25th 2018
Curated by Laura Linsi, Roland Reemaa & Tadeáš Ríha.
Commissioned by Raul Järg, Estonian Centre of Architecture.
Location: former church of Santa Maria Ausiliatrice, Fondamenta S. Gioacchin 450, Castello 30122, Venice.
Opening hours: Open 10:00 - 18:00, closed Mondays.
Where does the monument stop and the pavement begin? Sometimes maintenance or neglect may overstep the boundary. Sometimes the difference is diminished by a protest, sometimes by a demolition. Sometimes it is the history, the location or the material that blurs the exceptional and the everyday. In those moments that we present, something new occurs, not precisely aligned to how the monument is traditionally understood. - Tadeáš Ríha
The Estonian Centre of Architecture presents the exhibition Weak Monument in the Pavilion of Estonia at the 16th International Architecture Biennale in Venice. The exhibition explores the spectrum between the explicit representation of the monument and the implicit politics of everyday architectures: from the triumphal column to the pavement beneath it, through all that is in between. The title itself is an oxymoron, a rhetorical device that offers fresh perspectives on how to recognise politics in any built form.