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ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS: POSITIONS IN PLAY          

Pavilion's design revolves around two binding elements: the existing structure, which divides the exhibition space into three aisles, and the location/size of the selected artworks. The pavilion consists of a raised platform, imagined to accommodate a two-dimensional artwork and a series of stand-alone supports, and an elongated volume, occupying the entire length of the side nave. The volume contains the exhibition wall, a dark-room, two storages, a reception area, alcoves for the artworks, a staircase and a mezzanine hidden in the upper part, in order to allow artworks’ sight  from an elevated position.

 

NATIONAL PAVILION UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Venice, 57th International Art Exhibition, 2017
curator: Hammad Nasar
artists: Nujoom Alghanem, Sara Al Haddad, Vikram Divecha
Lantian Xie, Dr. Mohamed Yousif
commissioners: National Pavilion UAE
Salama Bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation
structures: Lorenzo Migliorini
contractor: Tosetto Allestimenti
photos: Mohamed Somji
images courtesy: National Pavilion UAE