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The Venice Biennale

The subsequent edition of the Venice Biennale is perhaps the most important event present in the international discourse. During the Biennale, 63 countries presented or were supposed to present the issues they are currently dealing with, their most significant projects or their future plans. Poland was represented in the national exhibitions by Anna Ptak and Grupa Centrala with the project the Amplifying Nature. The project was selected in the competition organized by Zachęta – National Gallery of Art. Without a doubt, the Anthropocene is one of the most crucial problems we have to focus on. The issue was presented using the examples of the architectural projects of the Hansens, Jerzy Sołtan, Jacek Damięcki and one project designed by Centrala, as well as the spatial installation by Iza Tarasewicz. Given the above-listed components, we could have expected a great exhibition, but it wasn’t. Biological processes were treated as phenomena or aesthetic elements, the floating models were impressive, and the opened roof opened stirred emotions. However …

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