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Rem Koolhaas will attend on August 2nd; Biennale College - Theatre; screenings of 22 movies of Monditalia
08 | 12 | 2014

Biennale College - Theatre / Screenings of 22 movies of Monditalia

The visitors attending the 14th International Architecture Exhibition Fundamentals, directed by Rem Koolhaas, will have the opportunity to join, during these months, a series of initiatives taking place in the context of the Monditalia exhibition at the Corderie, Arsenale:
    1. Meetings on Architecture (July 25th > November 23rd)
    2. Open rehearsals of Biennale College-Theatre (July 30th > August 10th)
    3. Screening of 22 movies of Monditalia (August 15th > November 21st)
The seven stages of the Monditalia exhibition will host various activities, involving for the first time all the sectors of la Biennale in the Architecture Exhibition.
This year Meetings on Architecture, organized by la Biennale di Venezia, will be enriched by the Weekend Specials and Freeport, both conceived as part of the Monditalia exhibition. The Weekend Specials are meetings coordinated by Monditalia’s participants and other contributors, held during the weekends. The Freeport programme is organized by the National Participations to match their Pavilions’ exhibitions with a series of meetings that will animate the Arsenale on weekdays, as a counterpart to the Weekend Specials program.
On August 1st and 2nd, visitors will have the opportunity to meet director Rem Koolhaas on the occasion of the Weekend Special titled Friday in Venice.
22 of the overall 82 films of the Monditalia section will screen full-length at stage F of the Corderie, which from August 15th to November 21st will be transformed in a cinema hall with  4 screens, one for each side of the stage. Visitors can join the projection of the movies from different perspectives in the space, which becomes itself an active element of the scenographic  sequence of images and people. Some titles, among others: Stromboli by Rossellini, Il Vangelo secondo Matteo by Pasolini, and Profondo rosso by Dario Argento.
Visitors have now the opportunity to use free audio-guides of the Biennale Architettura 2014. The audio-guides are available on request at the ticket offices of Arsenale and Giardini. The mp3 files with the description of each project are available at:
The complete calendar of Biennale Architettura 2014 is available at
Meetings on Architecture July 25th > August 15th:

July 25th
Freeport: United States | Potential Participation Party
The United States Pavilion organizes a day dedicated to the participation of OfficeUS to the Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition. OfficeUS is the global collaborative architectural practice with its first headquarters at the United States Pavilion at the Biennale Architettura 2014. Read more >>
July 26th - 27th
Weekend Specials: European and Global Cultures / Perspectives on Architecture & (Creative) Economy
During two days of discussions, coordinated by architecture theorist Stephan Trüby, scholars and experts will examine the issue of globalization, which spread from Europe and is now barely controlled by the “old continent”. Read more >>
July 31st
Freeport: Chile | Monolith Controversies
The Chile Pavilion, Silver Lion for National Participation, organizes a seminar around the main theme of its exhibition: Monolith Controversies. The Pavilion’s curators, together with other researchers, are going to take stock of the role played by the large prefabricated concrete panels used in the 70s for  People’s building program design by the Unidad Popular government.
August 1st - 17th
Weekend Specials: Friday in Venice. A Transmedia Storyline Project
Coordinated by the German writer and cultural advisor Michael Schindhelm, Friday in Venice  presents a series of interactive shows, performances and conversations on the near future of some of the most debated subjects of European politics.
August 8th
Freeport: Croatia | New Tendencies and Architecture: Abstraction, Ambience, Algorithm
An exhibition, a documentary film and a panel discussion dedicated to New Tendencies, an international art movement that developed its dynamic activity and intense experimental research in Zagreb in the 60s.
August 12th - 15th
Weekend Specials: Excavating the Sky
Presented by the architect Khaled Malas, this project explores the extraordinary metamorphosis, simultaneously marvelous and terrifying, of a landscape into the stake and the site of emergent national struggles. An installation will propose alternative narratives of trauma and the subsequent production of the modern state (Syria) and its territories.

The program may be subject to change.
The Meetings are open to the public visiting the 14th Exhibition in possession of a valid ticket.
Ticket price € 25,00 – Concessionary Ticket Price € 22/20 – Students / Under 26 € 15,00.
Tickets are valid for one admission to the Arsenale and one to the Giardini.
For ticket prices please visit the Tickets section.