In the Iran’s Pavilion in Venice Art Biennale 2015, a compilation of contemporary Iranian buildings was presented in the form of an installation. ARAD’s PBP Factory was part of this collection and was featured in both the exhibition and the exhibition booklet.
In the booklet Nashid Nabian explains the exhibition statement as below:
A “Little” Game Called Architecture
Hundreds of thousands of square meters are built in Iran each year. A very small fraction of this massive construction can be called “real” architecture! “Little” Game, is an individual performance, collaboratively performed by the audience, to experience the awkward role that architecture plays in the mainstream construction industry.
Each floating cube houses photographic representation of four celebrated architecture pieces, which can be experienced in an immersive fashion. A limiting set of dimension allows for a different corporeal understanding of these pieces. This involves certain “visual” intimacy with the fourfold. Trapped within the box, celebrate them as isolated text, independent of the context of their conception.
Mehrdad Zavvareh Mohammadi explains the organization process of this exhibition as the following:
The exhibit on Contemporary Iranian Architecture at Iran’s Pavilion in Venice Art Biennale 2015
Following Iran’s successful attendance in Venice Architecture Biennale 2014, an exhibit on Contemporary Iranian Architecture was organized to be part of Iran’s Pavilion in Venice Art Biennale 2015. This created a unique opportunity for Iran’s architecture to be presented as a substantial part of the international discourse on Iran’s art and culture. This exhibit ran from May 5th, 2015 until November 22nd, 2015.
With the support of the Ministry of Roads and Urbanism, Iran’s Contemporary Art Museum, and Faiz Nia Art Foundation as the main sponsors of Iran’s Pavilion, the Iranian Architects Society took on the responsibility to curate the piece on Iranian Contemporary Architecture as an integrated part of the body of works exhibited in Iran’s Pavilion.
The collection of submitted projects were quite diverse in terms of their politico-geographical location, including projects from major Iranian cities such as Tehran, Isfahan, Shiraz, Tabriz and Mashhad, projects from smaller cities such as Bam, Rafsanjan, Iranshahr and Takab, and projects built outside of Iran in cities such as Beijing, Frankfurt and Bangkok.
This collection of submitted projects came from various fields of design ranging from architecture to landscape design, to façade design, to renovation and conservation. The selection committee decided to limit the exhibited works to those falling under the category of architecture with the exception of successful projects of revitalization and reuse of historic sites. 64 projects were selected to be exhibited and in this selection process, all entities were limited to have one piece in this exhibition.
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