Pavilion Days 2023
Nieuwe Instituut will take part in the Pavilion Days at the Venice Architecture Biennale with Plumbing the System, the official Dutch contribution to this year’s event. On 14 and 15 September, the pavilions will programme public talks and guided tours through their exhibitions and will publicly address the issues of exhibition-making in the city of Venice.
14 September 2023 10:00 - 15 September 2023 10:00
Designed as a moment to share ideas and concepts behind the national exhibitions, the Pavilion Days aim to strengthen the international architectural network. The Pavilion Days are an initiative of the Global Commissioners Group, in which various national pavilions actively participate.
Nieuwe Instituut presents a programme that is part of The Biennale as Metabolism – a research programme in collaboration with the Creative Industries Fund NL – that runs parallel to the presentation in the Dutch Pavilion. For the Pavilion Days, curator Jan Jongert has invited the Milan-based organisation Temporiuso to build on its previous research in the city of Venice. Temporiuso will work with students from the IUAV University of Venice to explore the metabolism of food, living and working in Venice. They will compile their research into a Harvest Map, which will be on public display at Ca’Buccari during the Pavilion Days. Constructlab (Alex Römer & Peter Zuiderwijk) will help create a physical repository of the research to form the basis for the public wrap up session.
- Thursday 14 September and Friday 15 September, 11:15
On both days of the Pavilion Days, three simultaneous guided tours will be organised to a total of 16 national pavilions. The tours start at 11:15 (CET) and include 5-6 exhibitions each, presented by a curator or other representative. At the end of the tours, at 13:30, visitors will gather in the Swiss Pavilion in the Giardini in Venice for refreshments and to share their experiences.
Plumbing the System is part of Tour 1, which starts at the Austrian Pavilion at 11:15. The other pavilions on this tour are those of Austria, Finland, Belgium and Switzerland. Pavilion curator Jan Jongert will introduce Plumbing the System in the Dutch Pavilion. More information here.
The number of participants is limited, so please register to ensure your place.
- Friday 15 September, 09:00 Breakfast meeting and final presentation of the Laguna Fuori workshop by Temporiuso and IUAV students at Ca’Buccari, Venice.
During the Laguna Fuori workshop, the research group explores the possibility of a biennale metabolism focused on the Venice lagoon, creating a Harvest Map as an inventory and knowledge support programme for local stakeholders and exploring the themes of food, living and working in relation to the city of Venice.
With Luca Velo (IUAV), Jan Jongert (Superuse Studios and curator of Plumbing the System), Isabella Inti and Giulia Cantaluppi (Temporiuso).
- Friday 15 September, 19:00 La Biennale e Venezia – panel discussion. Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi, Campo San Agnese, Dorsoduro 810 (Zattere)
The panel discussion will focus on the social impact of the pavilions and their annual biennale projects on the city of Venice. The moderated panel will bring together experts representing the national pavilions, the biennale, the city and local activists. The discussion will summarise the participants’ views, interests and approaches to the relationship between the biennale and the city. The panel will be followed by an open exchange with the audience.
Francien van Westrenen, Nieuwe Instituut’s head of Agency, will take part in this panel discussion.
Both events are free of charge and do not require registration. The guided tour of the pavilion requires tickets for the Giardini, which can be ordered from the La Biennale di Venezia website.
The complete public programme, including that of the other pavilions, will be announced on the website of the Biennale Pavilions