Wouter Osterholt and Elke Uitentuis, Paraíso Ocupado, 2010-

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Artist: Wouter Osterholt (born 1979 in Leiden, the Netherlands; lives and works in Berlin, Germany). Elke Uitentuis (born 1977 in the Netherlands; lives and works in Berlin, Germany). Materials: Mixed media installation. Description: “[Paraíso Ocupado] (Portuguese for ‘Occupied Paradise’) is a reconstruction of a failed modernist plan for an urban center located in the West […]

Luis Úrculo, Covers/Versions, 2011

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<b>Luis Úrculo, <i>Covers/Versions</i>, 2011</b>

Artist: Luis Úrculo (born 1978 in Madrid, Spain; lives and works in Mexico City, Mexico). Materials: HD video; color; 6 min 41 sec. Description: “Covers is an investigation about architecture as a consumption object or souvenir and its relation with the domestic non-specialized language of everyday things. The work is a reconstruction and review of […]

Michael Wesely and Lina Kim, Archive Utopia: Project Brasilia, 2012

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<b>Michael Wesely and Lina Kim, <i>Archive Utopia: Project Brasilia</i>, 2012</b>

Artist: Michael Wesely (born 1963 in Munich, Germany; lives and works in Berlin, Germany). Lina Kim (born 1965 in São Paulo, Brazil; lives and works in Berlin, Germany). Materials: Color and black and white photographs and archival images. Description: “Brasília, the capital of Brazil, formally dedicated in 1960, seems more like an architectural myth, a […]

“The New Monumentality,” 2009

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<b>“The New Monumentality,” 2009</b>

Curator: Penelope Curtis (born 1961 in London, England; lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal). Description: Group exhibition at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds, England on view May 9-August 29, 2009. Features: Gerard Byrne, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Dorit Margreiter. “The New Monumentality, which has opened at the Henry Moore Institute, explores the attraction of modern post-war buildings for […]

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. […]

Knut Åsdam, Tripoli, 2010

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<b>Knut Åsdam, <i>Tripoli</i>, 2010</b>

Artist: Knut Åsdam (born 1968 in Trondheim, Norway; lives and works in Oslo, Norway). Materials: RED to HD; 24min, color, stereo Description: “Tripoli emphasizes the political history and architectural traces through the preserved relics of our recent past. It also emphasizes psychological and traumatic dimension of a place reflecting political history. In the city of […]

Mladen Bizumic, Fiji Biennale Pavilions, 2003

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<b>Mladen Bizumic, <i>Fiji Biennale Pavilions</i>, 2003</b>

Artist: Mladen Bizumic (born 1976 in Belgrade, Serbia; lives and works in Berlin, Germany). Description: “Fiji Biennale Pavilions is an exhibition that proposes an imagined, fantastical relationship between the South Pacific’s Fiji Islands and contemporary art. It presents a formal proposal for an international contemporary art biennale to be held in Fiji, a destination associated […]

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 […]

Adrien Missika, Dôme, 2011

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<b>Adrien Missika, <i>Dôme</i>, 2011</b>

Artist: Adrien Missika (born 1981 in Paris, France; lives and works in Berlin, Germany). Materials: Super 8 film with sound transferred to DVD; 10 min 29 secs. Description: “The Super-8 film Dôme (2011) is perhaps Missika’s most ambitious work to date. Here, an anonymous young man explores a vast domed structure built by Oscar Niemeyer […]

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