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"The Majlis,". photo by Simone Padovani.
"The Majlis,". photo by Simone Padovani.
"The Majlis,". photo by Simone Padovani.
"The Majlis,". photo by Simone Padovani.
Venice, San Marco

The Majlis: A Meeting Place

Caravane Earth Foundation presents the unique bamboo installation "Majlis" in the gardens of the Abbazia di San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice.

May 22, 2021 - November 21, 2021

Caravane Earth Foundation presents the unique bamboo installation "Majlis" in the gardens of the Abbazia di San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice for the Venice Biennale’s Architecture exhibition, up through November 21, 2021. The project is one of the official Collateral Events that reflect the exhibition's theme of "How will we live together?"

Majlis is a word that originated in Pre-Islamic Arabia, meaning “council” or “gathering place.” Traditionally, a majlis is a place where people come together to discuss local events and issues, exchange news, socialise, and deepen their connection with each other. Inspired by nomadic architecture, "Majlis" is designed by the internationally acclaimed bamboo architects Simón Vélez and Stefana Simic.

The structure is installed in a wildflower garden at the Abbazia of San Giorgio Maggiore, designed by celebrated landscape architect Todd Longstaffe-Gowan, with plants from East and West. Once the Biennale is over, the garden will stay at the Abbazia as a gift to Venice. An exhibition inside the Abbey of San Giorgio will contextualize "Majlis," featuring the people and materials involved in its construction.

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San Giorgio Maggiore, 30133 Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
May 22 - Nov 21
Abbazia di San Giorgio Maggiore
The Majlis: A Meeting Place
Caravane Earth Foundation presents the unique bamboo installation "Majlis" in the gardens of the Abbazia di San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice.

Exhibitions

Venice, San Marco |Exhibitions

Doug Aitken: Microcosmos

Victoria Miro is currently presenting Doug Aitken’s “Microcosmos” through October 30.

Peggy Guggenheim Collection Reopens

This spring, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection reopened to the public six days a week with a special tribute to the Venetian and Veneto artists in the collection.

Bruce Nauman: Contrapposto Studies

Palazzo Grassi—Punta della Dogana presents a major exhibition dedicated to Bruce Nauman from 23 May 2021 to 9 January 2022.

Peter Fischli: Stop Painting

"Stop Painting" is an exhibition conceived by artist Peter Fischli on view at the historic palazzo of Ca’ Corner della Regina, Fondazione Prada’s Venetian venue.

Wallace Chan: TITANS

Multi-disciplinary artist Wallace Chan presents his first major exhibition of large-scale titanium sculptures, titled 'TITANS' at Fondaco Marcello in Venice from 20 May – 31 October 2021.

Great Britain: The Garden of Privatised Delights

The British Council presents 'The Garden of Privatised Delights' at the British Pavilion for the 17th International Architecture Exhibition Venice Biennale, running from 22 May – 21 November 2021.

France: Les communautés à l’œuvre

The French Pavilion invites us to explore French architect Christophe Hutin and his project "Les communautés à l’œuvre" ("Communities at work"), as well as other people involved with and projects related.

Germany: 2038 – The New Serenity

The German Pavilion commissioned by Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community invites us to discover a story between fact and fiction through their '2038 – The New Serenity' exhibition at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition Venice Biennale 2021.

Ireland: Entanglement

The Irish Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition of Venice Biennale 2021, "Entanglement," explores the materiality of data and the interwoven human, environmental, and cultural impacts of information and communication technologies.

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