Site under Construction
Romanian Pavilion at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition 'la Biennale di Venezia' / Giardini di Castello / 7th June - 23rd November 2014 /
Exhibition 'Site Under Construction' imagery curated by Mihai Sima, Anca Trestian, Raluca Sabau, Stejara Timis and Andreea Iancu

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ready to be conquered.
"Empty, abandoned space in which a series of occurrences have taken place seems to subjugate the eye of the urban photographer.  Such urban space, which I will denote by the French expression terrain vague, assumes the status of fascination, the most solvent sign with which to indicate what cities are and what our experience of them is… The photographic images of terrain vague are territorial indications of strangeness itself, and the aesthetic and ethical problems that they pose embrace the problematics of contemporary social life. What is to be done with these enormous voids, with their imprecise limits and vague definition?” 

Terrain Vague, 1995, Essay by Spanish Architect Ignasi de Sola-Morales.
Tarkovsky’s Terrain Vague.
'In Stalker, the wasteland hovers as a space of potential like no other: destruction is likely but redemption is possible and the actualization of the unknown and terrifying virtual may change things in a way that is at the very least, interesting. … In these achingly beautiful wastelands, only wonder and free-floating belief in the unknown can navigate the disintegration of all that once seemed rational.' 
Source: http://www.smallwonderfound.org/wonders/pages/cine-stalker-wonders2.html
Let the show begin.
Former “Rulmentul’ Factory in Brașov, Romania. Photography by Andreea Maria Iancu. Part of the Romanian Pavilion - Site Under Construction for The Architecture Exhibition ‘la Biennale di Venezia’ 2014 - ongoing project. Image © Andreea Maria Iancu 2014. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.
Students look out the enormous sheer glass wall of the Bauhaus Building in Dessau 1927.
(via http://thecharnelhouse.org/2014/04/01/object-lessons-from-the-bauhaus/)
Come to the dark side…we have architecture.
Former “Rulmentul’ Factory in Brașov, Romania. Photography by Andreea Maria Iancu. Part of the Romanian Pavilion - Site Under Construction for The Architecture Exhibition ‘la Biennale di Venezia’ 2014 - ongoing project. Image © Andreea Maria Iancu 2014. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.