Pavilion of Chile. STADIUM La Biennale di Venezia 2018

Date: May 30, 2018 Category: Xtra

Source: Pavilion of Chile
Curators: Alejandra Celedón
Photography: Gonzalo Puga

A building that renders the image of a city

Chile’s National Stadium was a building and a city for one day. On the 29th of September 1979, the building was filled by 37,000 people for a massive operative which provided ownership titles to dwellers (pobladores), settling decades of makeshift land occupation and policies. A blueprint of the Stadium with the outline of shantytowns instead of bleachers was prepared, rendering the genesis of Santiago’s current layout within the drawing of a building.

From sports venue and hosting religious events to a concentration camp, the exhibition recreates the different functions as a machine for viewing and revisits the stadium’s typology, congregating dissimilar groups and serving unlikely purposes. This is the story told through a drawing from an event of the past, which foresaw the present of a city within a building. The exhibition narrates a double story interweaved in one drawing: that of a building (with its dissimilar uses) and that of a city (with its housing development), both converging in one event.

Alejandra Celedón

Cristóbal Molina (Ministry of Cultures, Arts and Heritage)
Tomás Villalón
Direction of contents/ Direzione dei contenuti:
Alejandra Celedón
Stephannie Fell
Graphic identity/Identità grafica:
Kathryn Gillmore
Audiovisual project/Progetto audiovisivo:
Javier Correa
Gonzalo Puga
Arguzia S.r.l.
Stadium Model – Patricio Arias / Quipu – Jean Petitpas
Organizer/ Organizzatore:
Ministerio de las Culturas, las Artes y el Patrimonio – Área de Arquitectura
Supporters/ Patrocinatori:
DIRAC, Fundación Imagen de Chile, ProChile, Arquitectura de Chile, Pontifica Universidad
Católica de Chile, Asociación de Oficinas de Arquitectos (AOA)

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