Biennale 2018 – Giardini

- by Matej Gašperič

The next day was dedicated to the gardens and we started at the small island of San Giorgio Maggiore, where Vatican commissioned some of the famous architectural names to present their vision of a chapel as a space for contemplation.
Not being a religious person and – to be honest – not bothered to check it out in advance, I haven’t expected much of it.
Therefore the impact they had on me, when I experienced the space – was even greater.
Each and every one of them represents the piece-of-art and it is truly impressive, how relatively simple forms manage to, through the sensible use of materials and volumes and light, they manage to create a serene, one could even say divine spaces, where one can almost physically feel connected with the universe as well as with one’s inner self.

Out of ten of them, I’d like to mention three at least.

Once again,…


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