Portable Pavilion

The Maldives is estimated to disappear under the ocean in the year 2080. With this micro compact nation we are currently witnessing the direct consequences of the global ecological tragedy in progress, making the Maldives the first movable prototype nation ready to pack up and relocate.

In order for the Maldives to appear again as a nation at another designated location / land, the Maldivians are in the process of collecting, archiving and preserving every detail of their existence.

The portable pavilion is a romantic preview. It reflects how artists and thinkers from around the world share with the Maldivians the concern about the process of preservation by presenting solutions to our ecological situation. Hence the pavilion presents a collection of thoughts on preserving and archiving the Maldivian memory and history, and a visual representation of the sinking paradise.

Artists and contributors from around the world will be invited to contribute works related to Contemporary Environmental Romanticism. Collectively they will form a portable micro exhibition positioned inside a transparent colorless space, easy and ready to be moved to another location as a symbol of the Maldivian case.

All the artworks and the final documentation of the Maldives Pavilion will be donated and exhibited at the Maldives National Gallery after the closing of the pavilion in Venice.