Juan Araújo, Residencia Milan 1, 2010

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<b>Juan Araújo, <i>Residencia Milan 1</i>, 2010</b>

Artist: Juan Araújo (born 1971 in Caracas, Venezuela; lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal). Materials: Oil on wood. Description: “Residencia Milan 1 is a painting of a house surrounded by lush forest. The image depicted is both photorealistic and creates the illusion of an unfolded piece of paper, with creases and discolorations. In referring to […]

Tamar Guimarães, Canoas, 2010

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<b>Tamar Guimarães, <i>Canoas</i>, 2010</b>

Artist: Tamar Guimarães (born 1967 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil; lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark). Materials: Digital color video, with sound, transferred from 16mm film; 13 min 30 sec. Description: “Canoas focuses on the preparations for a cocktail party at Casa das Canoas – the house Oscar Niemeyer built for himself in the early 1950s. […]

Sergio Vega, Shanty Nucleus after Derrida 2, 2011-13

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<b>Sergio Vega, <i>Shanty Nucleus after Derrida 2</i>, 2011-13</b>

Artist: Sergio Vega (born 1959 in Buenos Aires, Argentina; lives and works in Gainesville, USA). Materials: Laminated Adhesive Vinyl Mounted on Sintra. Description: “The project Shanty Nucleus After Derrida 2, (previously shown at the Museum of the Americas in Washington DC), was inspired by the installation series titled “Nucleus” that artist Helio Oiticica’s made between […]

Damián Ortega, Brasilia (Access Gardens to the Oscar Niemeyer Buildings in Brasilia, 2003

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<b>Damián Ortega, <i>Brasilia (Access Gardens to the Oscar Niemeyer Buildings in Brasilia</i>, 2003</b>

Artist: Damián Ortega (born 1967 in Mexico City, Mexico; lives and works in Mexico City and Berlin, Germany). Materials: C-prints; 50.8 x 61 cm. Description: A triptych of c-prints showing human pathways between Niemeyer buildings. They are shortcuts rather than designed walkways, humanizing the city.

Runo Lagomarsino, ContreTiempos, 2010

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<b>Runo Lagomarsino, <i>ContreTiempos</i>, 2010</b>

Artist: Runo Lagomarsino (born 1977 in LundRun, Sweden; lives and works São Paulo, Brazil). Materials: Projection of 27 color 35 mm slides; 5 minutes 24 seconds. Description: “ContraTiempos documents the findings of Runo Lagomarsino’s wanderings under the Marquise, a concrete canopy that connects the different buildings in Oscar Niemeyer and Roberto Burle Marx’s 1954 Ibirapuera Park […]

Heidrun Holzfeind, Pedregulho, 2002

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<b>Heidrun Holzfeind, <i>Pedregulho</i>, 2002</b>

Artist: Heidrun Holzfeind (born 1972 in Lienz, Austria; lives and works in New York, USA and Vienna, Austria). Materials: Series of digital c-prints; variable dimensions. Description: Photography series on the Pedregulho Housing Complex in the Benfica neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro. “Conjunto Residencial Prefeito Mendes de Morais Pedregulho was built between 1948 and 1958 by […]

Mark Lewis, Staircase at the Edificio Copan, 2014

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<b>Mark Lewis, <i>Staircase at the Edificio Copan</i>, 2014</b>

Artist: Mark Lewis (born 1958 in Vancouver, Canada; lives and works in London, England). Materials: Digital video; Approx. 5 minutes 30 seconds Description: “The films that comprise Invention (and there are 14 of them) cover a lot of ground. Lewis’ compilation feature covers three cities on three different continents: Toronto, Paris, and São Paolo. Invention […]

“Love and Hate to Lygia Clark,” 2013

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<b>“Love and Hate to Lygia Clark,” 2013</b>

Curator: Magda Kardasz (born 1967 in Poland; lives and works in Warsaw, Poland). Description: Group exhibition at the Zachęta—National Gallery of Art in Warsaw, Poland, on view from December 13, 2013 to February 23, 2014. “The exhibition presents young Brazilian artists who in their work refer to the classics of contemporary art from their country, primarily […]

Sean Snyder, “Brasilia” series, 2000

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<b>Sean Snyder, “Brasilia” series, 2000</b>

Artist: Sean Snyder (born 1972 in Virginia Beach, USA; lives and works in Berlin, Germany). Description: A series of color photographs depicting the city of Brasilía as a sort of contemporary ruin. “Determining the limits of what is feasible, the city Brasilia [sic] was built in the middle of the jungle. Sean Snyder’s color photographs, […]

Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Brasilia Hall, 1998-99/2000

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<b>Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, <i>Brasilia Hall</i>, 1998-99/2000</b>

Artist: Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster (born 1965 in Strasbourg, France; lives and works in Paris, France and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). Materials: Neon sign, carpet, video; color, silent. Description: A reference to Oscar Niemeyer, Brasilia Hall was first shown in Gonzalez-Foerster’s ARC show in Paris in 1999. The work is interested in how experimental forms of modernism took […]

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