DOMINICAN PAVILLION - LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA 2014
OFFICIAL SELECTION OF THE PRESIDENCY OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC President Danilo Medina's Administration
The Laboratorio de Arquitectura Dominicana (LAD) has been appointed curatorial team for the first national exhibit of the Dominican Republic at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale, one of the most prestigious cultural events in the world with a century record of promoting new trends in the arts.
Excerpt from La Biennale:
"The 14th International Architecture Exhibition, entitled Fundamentals, directed by Rem Koolhaas and organized by la Biennale di Venezia, chaired by Paolo Baratta, will be open to the public from June 7 through November 23, 2014, in the Giardini and the Arsenale. The aim of this Biennale is to create an exceptional, research-centered Architecture Biennale.
Participating countries will engage a single theme – Absorbing Modernity: 1914-2014 – and will show, each in their own way, the process of the erasure of national characteristics in favor of the almost universal adoption of a single modern language and a single repertoire of typologies.
By telling the history of the last 100 years cumulatively, the exhibitions in the National Pavilions will generate a global overview of architecture’s evolution into a single, modern aesthetic, and at the same time uncover within globalization the survival of unique national features and mentalities that continue to exist and flourish even as international collaboration and exchange intensify…"[La Biennale]