The announcement by Australia's Minister for the Arts, The Hon Tony Burke MP, that the Australian Government will contribute $1 million dollars towards the development of a new Australian Pavilion for the Venice Biennale is a significant show of support for Australian art. The new Pavilion has been designed by Australian architecture practice Denton Corker Marshall, led by architect John Denton who describes the design as s “a white box inside a black box, a completely free space for artists to do whatever they want.” It will be clad in South-Australian black granite and will have what Denton “enigmatic character.”
ARTINFO Australia spoke to John Denton following the Government funding announcement. See what he had to say in the video below.
See the design for the new Australian Pavilion in the video below