THE MINISTRY OF CULTURE, THROUGH THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FINE ARTS CONVOCATES
To participate in the selection of works that will represent Mexico in the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of the 2018 Venice Biennial, to be held in the Old Naval and Military Complex “The Arsenale”, in the city of Venice, Italy. From May 26 to November 25, 2018. For this edition, we propose the continuation of a Technical Committee to ensure the development, linking, dissemination, curation and museography of Mexico's participation. By means of the present open call, the works that are linked to the curatorial guidelines will be selected. The Venice Biennale appointed Irish architects Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, who chose the theme FREESPACE, under the following considerations:
"Freespace refers to the generosity, focusing on the quality of space itself; to provide free and additional spatial gifts to those who use it; celebrates architecture’s capacity to find additional and unexpected generosity in each project even within the most private, defensive, exclusive or commercially restricted conditions; the opportunity to emphasise nature’s free gifts; encourages reviewing ways of thinking, new ways of seeing the world, of inventing solutions where architecture provides for the well being and dignity of each citizen; encompasses freedom to imagine, the free space of time and memory, binding past, present and future together."