Their curatorial response is summed up in the exhibition’s title. This is an examination of the origins of British modernity, starting from William Blake’s 18th century poem Jerusalem, and how it led to the modernism of post-war Britain; to New Towns such as Thamesmead, the London estate that Stanley Kubrick made the backdrop for A Clockwork Orange, his 1971 adaptation of Anthony Burgess’s 1962 novel. The result is a particularly British affair, full of the wry humour and eclecticism typical of FAT, a studio well known for its playful, postmodern approach.
A Clockwork Jerusalem
Commissioner: Vicky Richardson
Curators: FAT Architecture and Crimson Architectural Historians
Location: Padiglione ai Giardini
Until 23 November 2014
14. Biennale di Architettura