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Lorem IpsumFrench Pavilion at the 18th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia 2023

Ugo Bienvenu - Lorem Ipsum
An architectural fiction that takes the form of a photo novel, born from the meeting between an author, Ugo Bienvenu, and the architects of the French Pavilion of the 18th International Architecture Biennale in Venice.
In this novel, Ugo Bienvenu, drawer and director, imagines the history and myth of the Ball Theater. His tale is set in a world suspended between the past and the future, mixing the turmoil of abandonment and the joy of a collective celebration. The story takes us through the journey of a small community of strangely similar children and a rusty robot, and their discovery of enigmatic objects that they set out to assemble and bring back to life. The title Lorem ipsum comes from an extract, reworked and deprived of meaning, from a Latin treatise. It refers to the common practice in the graphic design and printing industry of using this text as a temporary filler for pending text areas. In the context of the book, the combination of these two Latin terms refers to the idea of an architectural tale whose meaning emerges in the course of action, before words and explanations.
Lorem ipsum is a work by Ugo Bienvenu based on the project Ball Theater (La fête n'est pas finie) and created for the French Pavilion at the 18th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia 2023 (Muoto, Georgi Stanishev, Clémence La Sagna, Jos Auzende, Anna Tardivel).
Ugo Bienvenu (born in 1987) is a French film director, cartoonist and illustrator. He has directed short films, music videos and advertisements (Marvel, Disney, Universal, Canal+, Arte, Hermès, Thierry Mugler...), published several graphic novels and works as an illustrator for various magazines and companies.
Edited by Carlotta Darò.
Text by Ugo Bienvenu.

Graphic design: Spassky Fischer.
published in May 2023
bilingual edition (English / French)
22 x 30 cm (softcover, dust jacket)
72 pages (ill.)
ISBN : 978-2-493283-17-7
EAN : 9782493283177
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