Venice Architecture Biennale

From the chapels of the first ever Vatican Pavilion to representing Britain in the era of Brexit, the national presentations for the 16th edition

In further news: Emperor Constantine’s missing finger discovered in the Louvre; and are Van Gogh’s Sunflowers turning brown?

From Assemble’s marbled floor tiles to Peter Zumthor's mixed-media miniatures, Emily King reports from the main exhibition

In further news: #MeToo flashmob at Venice Architecture Biennale; BBC historian advocates for return of British museums’s colonial loot

The curators want to rectify the biennale’s ‘failure to question the hetero-normative production of space’; ‘poppers will be served’ at the opening

A fragment of the brutalist Robin Hood Gardens will go on show at the Venice Architecture Biennale

In further news: Kenneth Frampton receives Golden Lion at Venice Architecture Biennale; and MoMA sues a cafe for copyright infringement

Reflections on the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale

The German Pavillon at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016, and the push to build homes for refugees

Architect’s rendering of repurposed Dutch Pavilion, EXPO 2000 Hanover, from Refugees Welcome, 2015, designed by Martina Frybova and Madeleine Möller. Courtesy: the architects and JOVIS Verlag, Berlin

15th Venice Architecture Biennale: the German pavilion showcases projects for rehousing refugees

‘Impossible Objects’, 2014, installation view in the Polish Pavilion, 14th Venice Architecture Biennale

Various venues, Italy

Inevitably, some critic or other, whether writing about Venice’s art or architecture biennales, ‘reveals’ the enterprise’s imperial trappings.