Vardiya is the featured exhibition of the Turkish Pavilion in 16th International Architecture Exhibition at La Biennale di Venezia, held between May 26 and November 25 2018. Vardiya gathered 122 students from Turkey and the rest of the world and hosted them in Venice in weekly workshops for the duration of the biennial. This unorthodox exhibition and its curatorial ambitions had to be properly represented on screen. Even then, there would have been no visual material that could be exhibited at the inauguration day and before the workshops were concluded, therefore a collection of trailers were necessary to present the upcoming events.

Director and videographer M. Can Tanyeli created 14 films totaling in a runtime of over 100 minutes for Vardiya exhibition. Among them was an infographic animation that presented how Vardiya was intended to work, the curatorial message alongside animated ASCII graphics of the faces of all participants, instructors and the exhibition personnel of Vardiya, 11 visually distinct trailers for the workshops of Vardiya, and finally the composite video of the participants faces that was projected over large sail cloth surfaces inside the exhibition space.

You can watch the workshop trailers of Vardiya here.

  • “The Mall”
    “The Mall”
  • “Buralar Hep Flâneur’dü”
    “Buralar Hep Flâneur’dü”
  • “How I Designed Istanbul in One Day”
    “How I Designed Istanbul in One Day”
  • “Kaldırım Nerede?”
    “Kaldırım Nerede?”
  • “Musibet”
    “Musibet”
  • “Pay”
    “Pay”
  • “2 Mabed; Bir Cami, Bir Cem Kültür Evi”
    “2 Mabed; Bir Cami, Bir Cem Kültür Evi”
  • “Cities in Ruins: The Bombs That Changed the Face of Istanbul”
    “Cities in Ruins: The Bombs That Changed the Face of Istanbul”
  • “hem/ve”
    “hem/ve”
  • “Sancaklar Camii”
    “Sancaklar Camii”
  • “Kariyer.Net” – Insan Kaynakları Zirvesi 2013
    “Kariyer.Net” – Insan Kaynakları Zirvesi 2013
  • “If it’s indie, it’s on Beyoglu Movie Theatre!”
    “If it’s indie, it’s on Beyoglu Movie Theatre!”
  • “Altın Ejderha” – Sahne Arkası
    “Altın Ejderha” – Sahne Arkası
  • “Studio Loft”
    “Studio Loft”
  • “Fabrika”
    “Fabrika”
  • “Contrasts”
    “Contrasts”
  • “Vardiya” at La Biennale di Venezia
    “Vardiya” at La Biennale di Venezia
  • “All Individual Consumption is Design Production”
    “All Individual Consumption is Design Production”
  • “Arch | Strata | Antioch”
    “Arch | Strata | Antioch”