The Austrian Pavilion Questions Government Structures

By: Jamie Danielle Munro - Jun 18, 2014
References: labiennale.at & designboom
The Austrian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale event questions government structures, and their role in modern society. The name of the exhibition is titled 'Plenum. Places of Power,' and has an extremely white-washed look.

The pavilion was put together by Christian Kühn, who "examines the legitimation of power, considering what governmental structures look like and their relationship with the public they are meant to serve," according to DesignBoom. The parliaments are actually stuck to the wall in miniature form, and look like ornaments attached to a flat surface. This way visitors can take in the meaning of a large variety of parliament buildings, instead of just a select few. These small representations come with information on the life-sized versions of the buildings so that viewers can learn more.

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