The new Australian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale is now complete

Art Press Release from Australia. Published by anonymous on Thursday 09 April 2015.

The new Australian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale is now complete image

The Australia Council for the Arts unveils a revitalised cultural home for Australia on the international stage.

Designed by renowned Australian architecture practice Denton Corker Marshall, the granite-clad building is the first 21st century pavilion in Venice’s Giardini della Biennale. Conceived as a white box within a black box, the building combines a singular, contemporary aesthetic to appear almost like a sculptural object sensitively set into the historic landscape of the Giardini. Operable panels, that open and close according to exhibition needs, give a changing character to the pavilion both externally and internally, providing a myriad of options for exhibiting artists.

The space will be inaugurated by Australia’s artist representative Fiona Hall. Her work, which encompasses a range of media from sculpture to video art, will create a multisensory experience of sights and sounds with her installation titled Wrong Way Time.

The 56th International Art Exhibition runs from 9 May to 22 November 2015.