9 May - 22 November 2015 The New Zealand pavilion is split across two state buildings: the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana (Marciana Library), in Piazzetta San Marco, in the heart of the city, and the terminal at Marco Polo Airport, on the outskirts.
T_800 Endoskeleton: In the Terminator films, the Series 800 Terminator is a cybernetic organism combining living tissue with a metal endoskeleton. Its skull contains a neural net processor making it a learning computer and an efficient killer of the human race. A similar skull is used in the TREASUREMAP logo. The main antagonist in the series, and master of the T_800, is Skynet. This synthetic intelligence is often cited in debate about the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and the end of the human era.
Project Leader: Creative New Zealand, Arts Council New Zealand Toi Aotearoa
Key Partner: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Supporting Partners: City Gallery Wellington Te Whare Toi and Massey University Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa
The initiative is also generously supported by the NZ at Venice Patrons, Galerie Buchholz, Michael Lett, Petzel Gallery, T293, Arounder.com/Vrway communication, Save S.p.A Group (Marco Polo Airport), and from Liv Barrett, Lonti Ebers, Danny and Lisa Goldberg, Friedrich Petzel, Jackson Tang, and other private donors.