Estonian pavilion at Venice Biennale of Architecture opens with performance

  • 2023-05-19
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN – The Estonian pavilion, titled "Home Stage", at the Venice Biennale of Architecture was opened with a creative performance on Thursday.

The exhibition "Home Stage" representing Estonia deals with the availability of real estate and the meaning of home. The curators of the project are Aet Ader, Mari Moldre and Arvi Anderson from the b210 architectural office.

In cooperation with Liisa Saaremael, Keithy Kuuspu, Jan Kaus, Kairi Mandla and Markus Robam, an installation performance will be created, which will be performed to the guests of the Estonian pavilion by nine performance artists. Arolin Raudva, Kirill Havanski, Anumai Raska, Kulli Teetamm, Eline Selgis, Paula Veidenbauma, Johhan Rosenberg and the directors will perform.

"Due to its length, a long-term performance can never be completed from start to finish and polished to the smallest details. So there is room for chance and surprises for both the performers and the visitors, while natural fragility and pleasant discomfort are also preserved," Arolin Raudva, the first artist to perform, said.

"Perception-wise, this is not a production and a performance, but rather the continuous creation of space, being in space and being space. The atmosphere of the Estonian pavilion is influenced by every guest who also becomes a part of this space. It is an interesting dialogue about how we are responsible for the space we carry with us, how we behave when our spaces meet or when we enter someone else's space," Raudva added.

The chief curator of the 18th Venice Biennale of Architecture, "The Laboratory of the Future", is Lesley Lokko. The Venice Biennale of Architecture is open to visitors from May 20 to November 26.