History Zero, Biennale Venice

Exhibition design for the Greek pavilion: ‘History Zero'
La Biennale di Venezia, Venice
In collaboration with Eva-Maria Stadelmann & Frank Joachim Wössner
Artist: Stefanos Tsivopoulos
Curator: Syrago Tsiara
Client: Hellenic Ministry of Education, Religion, Culture and Sport
Photos: Simon Menges

The display architecture for ‚History Zero‘ has been developed in close collaboration with the artist Stefanos Tsivopoulos to support the artworks with a simple and powerful spatial idea. In line with the exhibition title the central room for the research archive is based on a circle with its central zero point as the pivot and anchor of the show. Across times and across cultures circular spaces have been places for social interactions and were used as points of observation offering generous panoramic views. The rotunda reflects these characteristics and forms a vessel to collect the research media and to provide a calm backdrop for the display on one long continuous wall. The central space is surrounded by three rectangular spaces of similar size to display the film trilogy so that all parts are interlocked making one entity with the portico as the entrance and the pavilion as a whole.

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