Biennale Architettura 2018
RCR's Space of Dreams
7. June 2018
RCR Arquitectes — the 2017 Pritzker Prize-winning trio of Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramón Vilalta — are the subject of the Catalan pavilion, a collateral event at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, in what is billed as "not an architecture exhibition."
Curated by Pati Nunez and Estel Ortega with RCR Arquitectes, RCR. Dreams and Nature opts to immersive visitors within an environment that supposedly captures "a space to conceive and experiment and to rethink man's relationship with the world" rather than a straightforward presentation of the work of RCR. There are images of the trio's buildings and landscapes here and there, but they are secondary to the somewhat hazy environment crafted from various plastics both defining the extents of the space and filling it with objects for visitors to navigate. Here's a quick tour through the exhibition housed in an old building on the island of San Pietro di Castello.