Title: Othernity – Reconditioning our Modern Heritage
Commissioner: Julia Fabényi, Director of Ludwig Museum, Budapest
Curator: Dániel Kovács
Exhibitors: A-A Collective (Poland / Denmark / Switzerland), Architecture Uncomfortable Workshop (Hungary), b210 (Estonia), BUDCUD (Poland), KONNTRA (Slovenia / North-Macedonia / Croatia), LLRRLLRR (Estonia / United Kingdom), MADA (Serbia), MNPL Workshop (Ukraine), Paradigma Ariadné (Hungary), PLURAL (Slovakia), Vojtěch Rada (Czech Republic), Studio Act (Romania)
The project of the Hungarian Pavilion, Othernity – Reconditioning our Modern Heritage is looking for an answer to the following question: what possibilities does the often disputed and in many ways obsolete heritage of the modern architecture hold for the architects of the future? The curatorial team asked 12 architecture practices from Central and Eastern Europe to recondition 12 iconic modern buildings of Budapest, offering a possible way to reconcile past and future architecture.
The exhibition is divided into two spaces: the LABOR section documents the historical conditions of the 12 buildings, while the SHOWROOM section presents the 12 contemporary architectural reflexions. The structure of the two sections is built up by mirroring the parameters of the objects on display: the two narratives are inseparable from one another and can be understood only in the context of the other.
Othernity is the first exhibition project in the history of the Hungarian Pavilion based on wide-ranging international collaboration. At the same time it is a collaborative practice, research on heritage protection and the expression of our conviction that the architecture of the future can be built on the past in order to reach due resilience, adequate sustainability and strong identity bonds.
May 22 – July 31 Tue – Sun, 11am – 7pm
Aug 1 – Nov 21, 10am – 6pm
Giardini, Giardini, Castello, 30122, Venice, Italy