May 30, 2014 7:59 pm

Satellite events during the Venice Biennale of Architecture

A multitude of exhibitions across the city are open to visitors hungry for more beyond the main event

Lifting the Curtain: Central European Architectural Networks

Officina delle Zattere, Dorsoduro 919 (Fondamenta delle Zattere)

June 7-November 23, 11am-7pm, closed on Mondays

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Exploring the evolution of modernism, this exhibition maps the different transfers across multiple borders, uncovering narratives of national identity and exchanges that occurred in partition of boundaries during the Cold War.

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M9/Transforming the City

Fondazione di Venezia, Dorsoduro, 3488/U (Rio Novo)

June 7-September 28, 10am-5pm, closed on Sundays

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An exhibition tied in to the launch of the M9 City District, which blends cultural production, museum activities and innovative retail strategies.

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Made in Europe Palazzo

Michiel dal Brusà, Cannaregio, 4391/A (Strada Nova)

June 7-August 4, 10am-6pm, closed on Tuesdays

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This exhibition conceived by the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture Unused marks the 25th anniversary of the biennial award and will showcase unbuilt architectural models and blueprints submitted by nominees and finalists over the years, with 150 works on display.

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Mikhail Roginsky: Beyond the Red Door

Ca’ Foscari Esposizioni, Dorsoduro, 3246

June 7-September 28, 10am-6pm, closed on Tuesdays

roginsky.ru

Beyond the Red Door is a retrospective dedicated to Mikhail Roginsky (1931-2004), the Russian-French artist whose work reflects a very personal take on modernism.

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Once Upon a Time in Liechtenstein

Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi, Dorsoduro, 810 (Campo Sant’ Agnese)

October 18-26, 11am-6pm

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The tiny European state of Liechtenstein has undergone a dramatic transformation in the past 100 years, resulting in an architecture made up almost entirely of foreign topologies and styles. This exhibition explores the architectural influences that have shaped the country.

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The Yenikapı Project

Zuecca Project Space, Complesso delle Zitelle, Giudecca, 32 (Fondamenta delle Zitelle)

June 7-November 23, 10am-6pm, closed on Mondays

zueccaprojectspace.com

The winning design proposal from Peter Eisenman (Eisenman Architects) and Aytaç Architects for The Yenikapı Project will be exhibited at Zeucca Project Space, highlighting the mercantile trade links between Venice and the 1600-year-old Theodosius Port in Instabul.

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YAA – Young Architects in Africa

CA’ASI, Palazzo Santa Maria Nova, Cannaregio, 6024 (Campiello Santa Maria Nova)

June 6-August 31, 11am-6pm, closed on Tuesdays

ca-asi.com

Architecture Studio will host an exhibition of projects from leading young African architects. Three finalists and nine runners up were selected from nearly 200 entries and the exhibition will explore the environmental and social concerns for architecture in Africa.

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Z Club: On Money, Space, Postindustrialization, And …

Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi, Dorsoduro, 810 (Campo Sant’Agnese)

July 25-31, 9pm-12am

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Zurich University of the Arts will host performances and concerts for seven days at Z Club. This bar and exhibition space promises to provide unusual evening entertainment for visitors.

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Time Space Existence

Palazzo Bembo, San Marco, 4793 (Riva del Carbon) and Palazzo Mora, Cannaregio, 3659 (San Felice, Strada Nova)

June 7-November 23, 10am-6pm, closed on Tuesdays

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An exhibition of architectural and contemporary art works that try to engage with philosophical themes such as time, space and existence. Commissioned by the Dutch not-for-profit organisation Global Art Affairs.

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Masegni

Chiesa di San Lorenzo, Castello, 5069 (Campo San Lorenzo)

June 7-November 23

masegni.com

Masegni is a construction of two large walls precariously situated in the interior of the church of San Lorenzo. The church façade – a notorious example of the gradual decline and dereliction of Venice – symbolises the architectural struggle faced by the sinking city.

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Air Fundamental: Collision between inflatable and architecture

Arsenale Nord, Spazio Thetis

June 5-8, 10am-8pm

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Syracuse School of Architecture has constructed the “Air Fundamental” installation to explore “pneumatic architecture” and the capacity for expansion and flexibility in architecture.

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Moskva: urban space

Istituto Santa Maria della Pietà, Castello, 3701

June 7-November 23,10am-6pm, closed on Mondays

moskvaproject.com

An exhibition commissioned by the Moscow Committee for Architecture and Urban Development to show the “connective tissue” of a past and present Moscow.

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