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Lina Bo Bardi: Habitat
Jun 13
Sep 27
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Lina Bo Bardi: Habitat


This exhibition looks into the cultural legacy of the legendary architect Lina Bo Bardi. As an Italian émigré in Brazil who understood that the widespread modernist ideas in Europe did not translate successfully to the conditions and customs of Latin America, this radical thinker immersed herself in the local context of Brazil and shaped a new modern language with her unique vision. The exhibition features her major architectural contributions, including exhibition and furniture designs, as well as her exhaustive expeditions across Brazil and her obsessive attempt to understand the traditional forms of making. Presenting her as a pivotal character that “deschooled” herself from Western thought, the exhibition focuses on her editorial contributions to the magazine Habitat that she co-founded with her husband, Pietro Maria Bardi. Moreover, it looks closely into her participation in the production of the modern cultural institutions in Brazil, especially her relationship with the Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand, which was directed by her husband from 1947-96.


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