Behind the Biennale: BGL Builds a Canadian Corner Store in Venice

A sneak peek into the Canadian Pavilion, as artist collective BGL transforms the modernist octagonal building into a convenience store, sleeping loft, and paint-splattered studio, all under the guise of exterior scaffolding. Curator Marie Fraser chimes in, describing how BGL alters architecture to transport viewers beyond traditional, immaculate art spaces and into the creative process—one of constant experimentation and renovation.   

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