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Daata in Venice – a collaboration with Zuecca Projects

In Bauer Hotel, Biennale, Daata, Daata Editions, daataeditions, Uncategorized, Venice, Zuecca Projects on 02/05/2017 at 5:26 pm


Daata in Venice

A Daata Editions Mixtape for Venice Biennale 2017

From May – August 2017 the Daata in Venice Mixtape will feature on TV Channel 23 in all hotel rooms at the Bauer Hotel. Individual artworks can be found in over 20 shops and venues in locations around Venice.

Featuring artists: David Blandy, Jacky Connolly, Jeremy Couillard, Casey Jane Ellison, Yung Jake, Daniel Keller & Martti Kalliala, Sara Ludy, Rachel Maclean, C.O. Moed, Scott Reeder, Charles Richardson, Artie Vierkant, Susanne Wiegner, Saya Woolfalk, Zadie Xa.

Click here to view a link to the interactive map

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Six Not-to-Miss Shows at the Venice Architecture Biennale – NY Times

In Arcadia Missa, Bauer Hotel, Daata, Daata Editions, Hannah Quinlan, Hettie Judah, New York Times, Rosie Hastings, Uncategorized, Venice Achitectural Biennale, Zuecca Projects on 27/05/2016 at 3:45 pm

The architect Alejandro Aravena, the surprise winner of this year’s Pritzker prize (and subject of a feature by Michael Kimmelman in T’s upcoming issue) wants to pull architectural focus away from starry prestige projects and attention-grabbing landmark buildings. Under Aravena’s direction, this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale will focus on architecture that addresses actual — and often urgent — daily human needs. He views the advancement of architecture not as “a goal in itself but a way to improve people’s quality of life.” Later this week, Aravena’s central exhibition, “Reporting From the Front,” will open alongside national presentations and special projects. Many, including the handful of diverse projects below, offer their own reports from architecture’s many fronts.

A view of historic structures in Sana, Yemen. Credit: Liedwien Scheepers


The notion of reporting from the front line is, as its curators point out, “unfortunately directly applicable to the Yemen pavilion.” This modest but important exhibition will focus on the conflict-ravaged country’s vernacular architecture, traditional building techniques and the spectacular ancient structures still standing in the capital, Sana (pictured above). At a moment when the destruction of important ancient structures is the stuff of international headlines, boning up on imperiled world heritage is an urgent imperative.

One of the sites featured in Poland’s exhibition. Credit: Michał Gdak


Poland eyes a front line that implicates us all, turning the focus of its pavilion to the construction industry and the making of buildings. Following hot on the heels of controversies surrounding labor conditions on high-profile projects including the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Museum, the pavilion’s theme, “Is Fair Building Possible?” investigates the human cost of architecture. (Above, a photo taken during the process of creating the exhibition.

“Scrutable Landscape Series No. 017,” 2015, a pigment print that highlights the scarcity of space that challenges Korean architecture. Credit: Kyungsub Shin


FAR stands for Floor Area Ratio — the amount of floor space a building can offer in relation to the size of land it is built upon. It’s a hot topic in Seoul, where architects are driven by the market to optimize their use of space, and struggle to balance this with considerations of quality of life.

Geoff George’s “House Fire,” 2013, is one of 20 postcards depicting Detroit that will be distributed to fair-goers at the United States’ pavilion. Credit: Geoff George

United States

“The Architectural Imagination” offers a dozen exercises in speculative architecture for the city of Detroit. Its curators, Cynthia Davidson and Monica Ponce de Leon, have selected 12 very different architectural practices from around the U.S., each of which spent time in the city’s neighborhoods before proposing projects. While these address the specific needs of Detroit, the curators note that the ideas are relevant to all cities “dealing with empty factories and declining population.” Twenty postcard designs showing Detroit through the eyes of residents and visiting photographers, including the one shown above, will be distributed at the Biennale.

A view of the United Nations’ Camp Castor in Gao, Mali. Credit: Courtesy of Malkit Shoshan

The Netherlands

The curator Malkit Shoshan specializes in the architecture of conflict, and for “Blue,” she focuses on the structures created by the United Nations at Camp Castor in Gao, Mali. “Blue” indicates, on the one hand, the blue helmets of the peacekeeping mission, and on the other, the “blue men” of the Tuareg, in whose region the mission is situated. Shoshan suggests the military camp itself as a permeable cultural location rather than a fortress, and one that brings with it the possibility of positive change.

Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings’s “Centre Stage,” 2016. Credit: Courtesy of the artists & Daata Editions


The @Gaybar project explores a rather more familiar front line — that of creeping gentrification. The artists Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings document and recreate London’s historic gay bar spaces as they shut down in the face of rapid gentrification. In Venice, they’ll present new film works exploring disappearing LGBTQI spaces in the bar of the Bauer Hotel.

Daata Editions at Zuecca Projects Venice

In @gaybar, Alessandro Posseti, Arcadia Missa, Bauer Hotel, Daata, Daata Editions, daataeditions, David Gryn, Hannah Quinlan, Rosie Hastings, Spazio Ridotto, Uncategorized, Venice, Zuecca Projects on 17/05/2016 at 5:11 pm


Gentrification: featuring Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings

Daata Editions at Zuecca Projects & Spazio Ridotto

BBAR, Bauer Hotel, San Marco 1459, Venice

24 May – 24 Aug 2016

To coincide with the opening of the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale, Daata Editions and Zuecca Projects present Gentrification, an exhibition of new commissioned artworks by Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings.
Alongside Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings’s new work, the BBAR space will also showcase Michael Manning’s Daata Editions commissioned artworks, while a Daata Editions TV Channel will be available in all Bauer Hotel rooms, presenting a selection of new Season Two video, sound, web and poetry editions by artists: Tracey Emin, Michael Manning, Rashaad Newsome, Jacolby Satterwhite, Katie Torn and bitforms gallery selected artists: Sara Ludy, Jonathan Monaghan and Quayola.

Tuesday, 24 May 2016, 6 – 9pm
Party celebrating the opening of Gentrification & PIN-UP magazine’s tenth anniversary

Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 9 – 10am – Breakfast & discussion with David Gryn & Alessandro Posseti

Location: BBAR, Bauer Hotel, San Marco 1459, Venice

Bauer Hotel: http://bauervenezia.com

Press release available by Sutton PR: http://suttonpr.com

Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings are represented by Arcadia Missa