For the first time, the 15th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia will host part of the filming for the Venice New Year’s Concert in 2017, which will be broadcasted live on Sunday, 1 January 2017 on Italy’s public television Rai 1 throughout Europe.
Two principal dancers, Emanuela Montanari and Antonino Sutera will perform with sixteen artists from the Ballet Company of Milan’s Teatro alla Scala in the rooms of the Corderie, Sale d’Armi and Tese dei Soppalchi of Venice’s Arsenale. Choreographed by Gianluca Schiavoni, the dance sequences will find a stage next to the installations at the main exhibition, Reporting From the Front, curated by Alejandro Aravena, and the project currently on display at the Pavilion of Turkey, coordinated by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV).
The Pavilion of Turkey is the only national pavilion at the biennial to host the Venice New Year’s Concert. The 2017 Venice New Year’s Concert will be performed by the Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro La Fenice conducted by Fabio Luisi and will be broadcasted live on Italy’s public television Rai 1 throughout Europe.
The Pavilion of Turkey at the exhibition features the project, Darzanà: Two Arsenals, One Vessel, which was curated by Feride Çiçekoğlu, Mehmet Kütükçüoğlu and Ertuğ Uçar, with curatorial collaborators Cemal Emden and Namık Erkal and the exhibition team composed of Hüner Aldemir, Caner Bilgin, Hande Ciğerli, Gökçen Erkılıç, Nazlı Tümerdem and Yiğit Yalgın. The Pavilion of Turkey is co-sponsored by Schüco Turkey and VitrA.
For the 15th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, a vessel, Baştarda, has been constructed out of abandoned materials found in the old dockyard of Istanbul and transported to Venice to suggest a new connection in Mediterranean. Measuring 30 metres long and weighing four tons, the vessel was built from more than 500 pieces including seven kilometres of steel cable and abandoned materials found on site including wooden moulds, discarded furniture, signboards and boats.