Titled ‘Originaire,’ the Chinese Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2012 boasts references to the origins of nature.
The pavilion boasts a central installation by Shao Weiping that is ethereal in its reference to the infinity. The airy form ominously looms over the pavilion. Also featured is a piece that has tiny depictions of both Beijing and a galaxy view of the planet Mars. The images are placed on square magnets that create an extra feature of mobility inviting users to move the images around, as conceptualized by Tao Na.
The two final aspects to the pavilion is by Xu Dongliang, who has projected prime numbers, and by Wang Yun who filled the garden outside the space with 36 mirrored cubes to represent the names of planets. The pavilion is a show of architectural artistry and a stunning representation of the work as we know it.