Il progetto Oræ – Experiences on the Border rappresenta la Svizzera alla Biennale Architettura 2021.
Oræ – Experiences on the Border
Giardini, Giardini, Castello, 30122 Venice, Italy
Title: Oræ – Experiences on the Border
Commissioner: Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia (Madeleine Schuppli, Sandi Paucic, Rachele Giudici Legittimo)
Curators/Exhibitors: Fabrice Aragno, Mounir Ayoub, Vanessa Lacaille, Pierre Szczepski.
Collaborators: Noémie Allenbach, Benoît Beurret, Jürg Bührer, Annabelle Voisin
For the 17th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia chose to entrust the exhibition in the Swiss Pavilion to a Geneva-based team of architects and artists: Mounir Ayoub and Vanessa Lacaille from Laboratoire d’architecture in Geneva, as well as filmmaker Fabrice Aragno and artist sculptor Pierre Szczepski. With its project Oræ – Experiences on the Border (oræ, Latin for «borders»), the team investigates the subject of borders taking into account both the political and spatial dimension of the territory and its sensitive and social perception. «Studying the Swiss border in these times means envisaging it not only as a line on a map, but also as a space to be experienced; not only as a limit, but as a beginning», the authors of the project say.