Russian Contribution to the Venice Biennale Explores Digital Environments and the Future of Cultural Institutions

Movie program - Swamp City. Image © Alice Bucknell

Movie program – Swamp City. Image © Alice Bucknell

The Russian Federation Pavilion for the 2021 Venice Biennale explores the role of cultural institutions across physical and digital spaces. Titled Open, the program investigates the subject on multiple fronts, from the renovation of its physical architecture to the research into the social role of virtual environments and a collection of perspectives on the new ways of thinking in the institutional realm. The contribution builds on the Open? project, which debuted in May 2020 and continued throughout the year as a virtual platform for creatives and thinkers.

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