The Golden Lion for best National participation goes to Corea for the exhibition — Crow’s Eye View: The Korean Peninsula — curated by Mass Studies founder Minsuk Cho.
The jury recognizes Chile and its national participation ‘Monolith Controversies’ with the Silver Lion for revealing a critical chapter of the history of global circulation of modernity. Focusing on one essential element of modern architecture – a prefabricated concrete wall – it critically highlights the role of elements of architecture in different ideological and political contexts.
The jury has also decided to assign three special mentions to national participants:
Canada – Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15 — for its in-depth study of how modernity adapts to a unique climatic condition and a local minority culture.
France – Modernity: promise or menace? — for addressing the successes and the traumas embedded in its utopian visions of modernity.
Russia – fair enough: russia’s past our present — for showcasing the contemporary language of commercialization of architecture.