Venice: La Biennale di Venezia - 14th International Architecture Exhibition: AirBnB Pavilion. The AirBnB Pavilion pop-up satellite three-day exhibition of works by young artist and architects was held in a rented Airbnb flat in central Venice. It was curated by architects Fabrizio Ballabio, Alessandro Bava, Luis Ortega Govela and Octave Perrault, and uses Airbnb as a paradigm to explore contemporary forms of domesticity. The exhibition features a series of architectural projects and artworks focusing on the domestic. These works were selected in an attempt to tackle the status of housing in the post-Airbnb city and to examine how design responds to new conditions of lifestyle and in-habitation.
AirBnB Pavilion. The AirBnB Pavilion approaches the commodification of domesticity and its impact on the household, the transformations occurring in the city once its constitutive element has become a piece of hardware, and finally the responsibilities both corporations and governments have within this process.
Above. Jon Rafman – Juan Gris Dream House, 2013 – video.
AirBnB Pavilion. Architects, Octave Perrault, Luis Ortega Govela, and Alessandro Bava curated the exhibition with Fabrizio Ballabio are photographed by the jacuzzi in the entrance to the rented Airbnb apartment.
AirBnB Pavilion. Above the bed in the bedroom an inkjet print by Some Women (Morag Keil) – Monetization Begins at Home, 2014.
AirBnB Pavilion: Dora Budor – Smile Pretty, 2014 – PVC color print.