Lieven Lefere : Time - Space - Existence

sat 28.05 - sun 27.11.2016

Palazzo Mora, Palazzo Rossini, Palazzo Bembo



Collateral Event of the 15th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia



at the European Cultural Centre, Palazzo Bembo, Palazzo Michiel and Palazzo Mora



ORGANIZING INSTITUTION: Global Art Affairs Foundation 
ORGANIZERS: Valeria Romagnini, Sara Danieli, Lucia Pedrana, Elena Volpato, Clara Frison, Alexis Benazzato, Sarah Gold and Rene Rietmeyer. 


The European Cultural Centre exhibition "TIME - SPACE - EXISTENCE" 

In the context of the 15th International Architecture Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia 2016, the European Cultural Centre presents its exhibition "TIME-SPACE-EXISTENCE" in two of its prestigious Palazzi in Venice, Palazzo Bembo and Palazzo Mora.

Time Space and Existence are the most fundamental themes of mankind. We would like to acknowledge that all human discoveries and achievements, be it in science, art or any other discipline, should lead to a greater awareness about our existence, the existence of all matter and our position within time and space. Architecture, of the past and of today, forces us to consider and re-consider. 

In the exhibition we bring together about 100 architects, young, senior, established and emerging, from many different cultures. Humans with different points of view. Co-existing thoughts and ideas from the last 50 years, which could be the basis of the thoughts of the future. With their projects, architects often have an enormous impact on the way we humans experience the quality of our surrounding. They influence our daily existence and leave a mark on the earth from this current Time and often this ‘mark' even outlives the architect himself. Architectural photographers capture this Space in this Time in our Existence and they have, like the architects, many different points of view and approaches. Architects should be very conscious about the impact their activities and decisions have on people and other living beings, as well as on our environment as a total. 

By combining different architectural thoughts and approaches, as well as the way architectural photographers interpret this and give their own thoughts and approaches, this exhibition aims to enlarge our human awareness of our own personal existence as a human being within a specific space and time. In the exhibition, we will dedicate several separate rooms, each to one architect or architectural firm and other additional spaces will be used to present a combination of architects and photographers. We want to present works, dreams, concepts and ideas, that clearly present the architect's and photographer's points of view within each given space and at the same time help to build a strong statement for the exhibition as a total. 

The EUROPEAN CULTURAL CENTRE exhibition "TIME-SPACE-EXISTENCE" should, beside stimulating communication and collaboration between all people involved, create a more conscious relation from the viewer towards his daily surrounding and help to enlarge the spectator's awareness for his/her Existence as a human being within a specific Space and Time.    


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