“Radar Veneza: Portuguese Architects at the Biennale 1975-2021″, curated by Joaquim Moreno and Alexandra Areia, is the next major exhibition at Casa da Arquitectura (CA), which opens its doors at the Central Aisle on May 8 and remains open until 10 October. The exhibition proposes a reflective journey on Portuguese participation over the 46 years of national representation in Venice, from 1975 to the present day.
It should be remembered that the Directorate-General for the Arts deposited in the CA the collection of Portuguese representations at the Venice Biennale of Architecture and it is on this estate that the exhibition is worked on, bringing together projects by some of the most considered names in Portuguese architecture.
The “Radar Veneza” exhibition will feature a parallel program under which the homonymous catalog will also be launched, with essays by Joaquim Moreno, Alexandra Areia and Léa-Catherine Szacka (architect, critic and specialist at the Venice Biennale).
It is a 336-page volume with 31 interviews transcribed to the protagonists of the Portuguese participations in the Bienal between 1975 and 2021, 24 drawings of the 24 objects / great models presented in the exhibition and a timeline – space for a panoramic view of the transformations, capable of to communicate ideas and general contexts of each Biennial and the specific circumstances of each national representation.
The “Radar Veneza: Portuguese Architects at the Biennale 1975-2021 ” catalog is a Colophon edition, co-edited and produced by Casa da Arquitectura and co-edited by the Directorate-General for the Arts.