Biennale Architettura 2016 - Collateral Event
Even though knowledge and many connections come through the internet these days, a real physical venue in the city of Venice offers everybody a unique meeting place in Europe to explore, experience, document, and present cultural togetherness. The Global Art Affairs Foundation organised the exhibition TIME-SPACE-EXISTENCE with these thoughts in mind.
Since 2002, the GAA-Foundation has organised worldwide exhibitions, symposia, and published books highlighting philosophical themes in contemporary art and architecture, in particular regarding the subjects Time Space Existence, bringing together artists and architects from various cultural backgrounds and different ages.
Although the European Cultural Centre hosts this exhibition and presents it as its statement in Venice, TIME-SPACE-EXISTENCE does not only show works by European architects, but rather a global togetherness, a dialogue that goes beyond cultural background, age, race, and sex. The ECC reflects upon the dynamics of European culture and influences.
This mission of the ECC, which, as a place for reflection, research, and creation for interdisciplinary encounters, as well as a centre for resources and experimentation, provides the conditions to invite artistic and creative practices from all fields, seeing them as a process of learning and experiencing.
The historic centre is only populated by approx. 60,000 inhabitants, but it sustains: 45 museums and seven theatres, 14 foundations with the objectives to promote and develop culture; two leading universities, an art academy, a conservatory, many public libraries; 32 consulates, regional offices of UNESCO, WHO, the Council of Europe and it's also the city of La Biennale di Venezia.