For the 58th Venice Art Biennale, architect David Adjaye turns to cover topics of heritage, culture, and freedom. The creative releases a curved pavilion that is directly inspired by Gurunsi earth houses, where the Gurunsi are a set of ethnic people that reside in northern Ghana.
David Adjaye's contribution boasts a series of "interconnected oval-shaped galleries [that are] topped by a wooden roof." The pavilion is packed with meaning as it brings artworks that identify Gurunsi culture and life, within the group's traditional architecture. This makes this extension of the 58th Venice Art Biennale not only a valuable educational experience for foreigners but also a place of pride for people who actually identify with this culture.
Photo Credits: David Levene
Gurunsi Earth House Pavilions
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