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SUPERFRONT is proud to present Indomitable/Exquisite Rio de Janeiro: Reflections on the Tropical Metropolis

Category : Los Angeles Sep 8th, 2010


Curated by Luciana Vidal
Opening September 15th 5pm – 8:30pm

surprise performance September 23rd 5:30pm – 8:00pm
September 15 – November 12, 2010
Pacific Design Center (PDC) Suite B208 | West Hollywood, CA | 90069

In the last century a new Modernist culture of architecture and design selected Rio de Janeiro as laboratory: a mythical paradise where the testing of a metropolitan lifestyle and its attendant architecture could be pursued as a collective experiment. This exhibit considers Rio today as not just a beautiful city, but a place where we discover novel values and aesthetic conditions: the estranged, the exceptional, the surprising or the terrifying.

The title of the show refers to the surrealist game “exquisite corpse”. Each of the contemporary artists and architects has contributed an an independent yet sequential idea about the city of Rio de Janeiro. The second opening reception on September 23rd will feature a surprise live performance.

Including works by:
Hisako Ichiki
Berenika Boberska
Martha Read
Silvia Rigon
Chino Soria
Analia Zalazar

Luciana Vidal was born in Rosario, Argentina where she obtained her diploma on Architecture, Planning and Design UNR followed by a Masters in Architectural Design at UCLA. Prior to establishing an independent practice Luciana joined Frank Gehry’s office in LA where she worked as a Designer till 2007. In 2008 she joined Jerde Partnership’s Landscape and Urban Planning team with projects in Asia and the Middle East.