Since the exhibition was first conceived, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought the world to a standstill. Countless well-laid plans were uprooted. Amongst the many impacts to the cultural calendar came the postponement of the 17th Venice Biennale International Architecture Exhibition.
Over September and October 2020, conversations with our exhibitors and international experts have yielded several braided strands of speculation and reflection. This video explores emerging themes, of Health and Density, Sharing and Solidarity, and Presence and Distance, surfacing how the pandemic has subtly reconfigured the use of some of Singapore’s typical spaces.
This video is screened in the ‘Living Room’ section of the Pavilion, a space for reflection and contemplation of the past year and its impact on the nature of gatherings.
Images and Photography
Studio DO: Pulau / Lee Kah Hui
Ernest Goh / Ayer Ayer Project²
Both Sides, Now
Sim Yi Shien