Saturday, April 6, 2013

Hans Ulrich Obrist's latest house-museum project in Sao Paulo's Glass House

Thirty artists and architects including Tamar Guimaraes, Isaac Julien, Olafur Eliasson and Norman Foster have created new works for an exhibition in Sao Paulo's Glass House in a homage to Brazilian Modernist architect Lina Bo Bardi. Staged in the architect's former home, The insides are on the outside is the latest "house-museum" project organised by Hans Ulrich Obrist. He has previously staged exhibitions in the homes of architect Luis Barragan in Mexico City, philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche in Sils Maria, Switzerland and poet Frederico Garcia Lorca in Granada, Spain. "I started my career as a curator in a kitchen," he says. "Artists do different kinds of work than they would in a museum or bigger space. That sense of intimacy is important" Read more...
Image: Lino Bo Bardi's former home the Casa de Vitro (Glass House), Sao Paulo