Biennale Architettura 2021 – Canada Pavilion: Impostor Cities

Why do Canadian locations so often double for other places in our favourite films?
Impostor Cities looks at architecture by going to the movies. It lovingly celebrates the Canadian cities that pretend to be other places in our shared stories. Toronto stands in for Tokyo. Montreal and Vancouver masquerade as Moscow and Paris. A custom-designed installation immerses audiences in film-famous modernist icons, historic neighbourhoods, and everyday cityscapes from St. John’s to Victoria. The enchantment of these cinematic cities makes architecture, artifice, and authenticity unravel in shifting moments of consumption and perception.


Commissioner: Canada Council for the Arts
Curators/Exhibitors: David Theodore, T B A / Thomas Balaban Architect

General information
Exhibition ,Biennial
May 22, 2021 - November 21, 2021
22 May-31 Jul 11:00 - 19:00 hrs. | 01 Aug-21 Nov 10:00 - 18:00 hrs. (closed on Mondays)
Venice, Italy
Canada Council for the Arts + La Biennale di Venezia
Full price € 25 | Concession Over 65, Venice residents € 20 (a valid ID is required at the entrance) | Students and/or Under 26 € 16 (a valid ID or student card is required at the entrance)
The information and picture were extracted from the Official Website of the event.
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