As an official part of the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale, titled “Fundamentals”, directed by Rem Koolhaas, emmanuelle will exhibit in the official Collateral Event “Time Space Existence”, together with a large combination of architects from the world. The exhibition will take place in Palazzo Bembo, the historical Venetian Palazzo, standing along the canal in Venice.
The theme of the Biennale, “Fundamentals”, has given opportunities to revisit and rethink the elements in architecture. For this occasion, emmanuelle has decided to re-focus on the importance of her design concept of shikiri, by extracting and representing its essence. Shikiri means dividing (creating) space with colors. Shikiri is an invented name that literally means “to divide space using colors”.
She uses colors as three-dimensional elements, like layers, in order to create spaces – not as a finishing touch applied on surfaces. Shikiri has been adopted its shape and function according to different time and places for every projects designed in the past. Shikiri has evolved overtime. The concept started from surface shikiri elements, and now has developed to line and point elements.
The exhibition highlights the surface and line shikiri, focusing from the architectural approaches and perspectives. Shikiri essence will be represented in the form of models, which are in various scales and suspended in various heights in the room. 1390 surfaces and 12100 lines are colored in 36 shades of multicolor palettes.emmanuelle moureaux
Title: shikiri | see beyond colors
San Marco, Riva del Carbon #4793, 30124 Venice, Italy
7th June – 23rd November 2014 (Preview on 5th – 6th June)
10:00 – 18:00 (closed on Tuesday) Free Admission
Grant: THE ASAHI SHIMBUN FOUNDATION
Organizer: Global Art Affairs Foundation
Main organizer: La Biennale