Prints for MAHALLA: Urban Rural Living
17th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia
May 22 to November 21, 2021
Quarta Tesa, Venice
For its first participation at the International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, the Republic of Uzbekistan curated a pavillion centred around the country's architectural heritage, with works by Spanish filmmaker Carlos Casas, Dutch photographer Bas Princen and the CCA Lab of the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Tashkent. The concept of the mahalla, which roughly translates to 'neighbourhood', is explored and offered as a comment on urban spaces and the way we inhabit them.
Factum Arte produced twelve large-scale prints of Bas Princen's photographs, printed on gesso-coated aluminum using Factum's custom flatbed printer.
Printing test on Factum's flatbed printer © Oak Taylor Smith for Factum Arte
Rafa Rachewsky operating Factum's custom flatbed printer © Oak Taylor Smith for Factum Arte
Installed in the Uzbekistan Pavillion at Quarta Tesa © Giorgio De Vecchi - Giulia Di Lenarda / gerdastudio