São Paulo; Chicago; México D.F: Museu de Arte de São Paulo, MASP; Chicago, IL : MCA Chicago; México, D.F. : Museo Jumex, 2019. b/w and color plates, ports., facs., plans, elevations, cat., bibliographical references (pages 340-343), color pict. wrps., d.j. that unfolds into a poster. Item #112384
This exhibition addresses the life, work, and legacy of the Italian-Brazilian architect, designer, curator, editor, set designer, and influential thinker Lina Bo Bardi (1914–1992). The publication contains archival materials and writings by the artist as well as essays by Adriano Pedrosa, Antonio Risério, Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley, Esther da Costa Meyer, Guilherme Wisnik, Jane Hall and Luis Castaneda. Major catalogue of the exhibition co-organized by MASP, Museo Jumex, and the MCA Chicago. Published on the occasion of the exhibition held April 5 to July 28, 2019 at MASP in São Paulo. It not only undertakes a critical reappraisal of Lina Bo Bardi’s contributions to architecture, design, education and social practice, but also introduces her work to audiences outside of the specialised field of architecture. Will travel to Mexico City and Chicago, respectively, in 2020. "This exhibition addresses the life, work, and legacy of the Italian-Brazilian architect, designer, curator, editor, set designer, and influential thinker Lina Bo Bardi (1914–1992). She is the author of two iconic buildings in the city of São Paulo, MASP and Sesc Pompeia—a center of culture and leisure. Both reveal striking features of her architecture and her thought, with its extraordinary fusion of European modernism and Brazilian popular culture. Married to Pietro Maria Bardi (1900–1999), the founding director of MASP, Lina arrived in Brazil in 1946 at the age of 31. Here, she immersed herself deeply in the country’s diverse cultures, turning her South American habitat into the setting for the creation of a unique and radical idiom. The exhibition borrows the title from the magazine Habitat, founded by Lina and Pietro, and edited by them between 1950 and 1953, a publication that innovated in graphic design and critical writing on art and architecture in Brazil." --MASP webpage. Curated by Julieta González, artistic diretor, Museo Jumex, Mexico City; José Esparza Chong Cuy, former Pamela Alper Associate Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; and Tomás Toledo, chief curator, MASP, São Paulo Brazil. The short texts with comments about the projects were written by Adriano Pedrosa, Denis Joelson, Guilherme Giufrida, Tomás Toledo and Vanessa Mendes. CONTENTS: Lina Bo Bardi em São Paulo, Cidade do Mexico e Chicago / Julieta González, Madeleine Grynasztejn, Adriano Pedrosa -- Introduçao / Julieta González, José Esparza Chong Cuy, Tomás Toledo -- O HABITAT DE LINA BO BARDI -- Tomando-se Lina Bo Bardi: uma odisseia ideologica / Esther da Costa Meyer – A de angustia: a guerra de uma Bo / Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley -- Lina Bo Bardi, o intelectual organico e a revista Habitat / Jane Hall -- Andanças pela paria de amar a Lina / Antonio Risério -- Escritos de Lina Bo Bardi -- REPENSANDO DO MUSEU -- Museus -- Curadorias e expografias -- DA CASA DE VIDRIO A CABANA -- Casas -- Espaços de convivência -- Teatro -- Mobiliário.
N.B. Out-of-print in Brazil as of September 10, 2019.