Exhibition about Chinese immigrant architecture launches in Italy
Published: Jul 19, 2021 05:20 PM
visitors at the exhibition Photo: Courtesy for the exhibition

visitors at the exhibition Photo: Courtesy for the exhibition

An architecture exhibition focusing on traditional Chinese enclosed houses launched in Italy on Friday as one of the highlighted exhibitions at the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale. 

The Change of Enclosed House - A Dialogue About Chinese Immigrant Architecture exhibition adopts the theme of "immigrant architecture" to explore how traditional Chinese customs have been integrated into modern life, as well as to see how this "new fusion" became a tool that inspires people from different backgrounds to seek better multi-cultural communication. 

"Enclosed houses" are also an iconic architecture type in Longnan, East China's Jiangxi Province.

Besides designs, contemporary artworks from leading Chinese artists such as Jiao Xingtao, He Duoling and Fu Zhongwang that also focus on "enclosed houses" are on display.

The opening of the new art show also coincided with the opening of the 44th World Heritage Convention, which not only attracted architecture lovers, but also attracted many art lovers as well.

The exhibition was held at an exhibition hall at the culturally and historically enriched Marguerite Art District in Venice.

The Venice Biennale of Architecture is an International exhibition held every other year in Venice, Italy. It is dedicated to showing architecture projects around the world. The 2021 event was curated by Lebanese educator and architect Hashim Sarkis and focuses on the theme of How will we live together?, a reflection on the aftermath of the COVID-19.