Venice Architecture Biennale’s Highest-Profile Exhibits (in Video)

It’s getting to be a Friday afternoon before a holiday and you and we both know you’re not getting any work done today. So here are some visual distractions to painlessly kill at least half an hour of this long, long day. Since most everyone has agreed that this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale is the bee’s knees, we thought we’d take a quick, all-video tour of some of the more high-profile exhibits. First, Designboom takes a look at Hans Ulrich Obrist‘s commissioned project wherein he interviewed the event’s participants. Therein you’ll find some behind-the-scenes shots of the video shoot, as well as a couple of linked clips from the exhibit, including one by this year’s curator, Kazuyo Sejima. Second, Domus took a tour of OMA‘s exhibit at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni, interviewing the project’s architect along the way. Definitely worth watching. Last, Frank Gehry was there in Venice to show off models of the massive park project he’s developing for the city of Arles in France. Since we know all that reading, clicking, and watching has left you all the more sluggish, we’ll do you one last favor and embed Gehry’s talk about that project, right here: