Venice - National Participation

Great Britain 2018

Giardini

26 May 201825 Nov 2018

Title: “Island”
Commissioner: Sarah Mann – British Council
Curators: Caruso St John Architects with Marcus Taylor

The curatorial team, Caruso St John Architects working in collaboration with artist Marcus Taylor, responds to the theme of Freespace with the construction of a new public space on the roof of the British Pavilion. This elevated piazza offers visitors to the Giardini a place to meet and a unique vantage point looking out across the Lagoon. At the centre of this new public space, the peak of the Pavilion’s roof protrudes up through the floor, suggesting both an island and a sunken world beneath. Below, the doors of the Pavilion are open to visitors, but the building is empty of exhibits.

  • British Pavilion_Island © British Council British Pavilion_Island © British Council

Special Events

Destination: Venice
Where: Giardini
Type: Opening
Admission: By Invitation Only

Great Britain opening

Contacts & Details

OPENING:
tue, wed, thu, fri, sat, sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

CLOSING DAYS:
mon

ADMISSION:
Ticket

ADDRESS:
Giardini della Biennale, Castello Venice, Italy