MUSEO JUMEX presents 'lina bo bardi: habitat', spanning architecture, design, and much more
 

MUSEO JUMEX presents 'lina bo bardi: habitat', spanning architecture, design, and much more

digital exhibition tour: MUSEO JUMEX presents lina bo bardi: habitat through may 10, 2020. born achillina bo in rome in 1914, lina bo bardi trained as an architect in her native italy, and moved to brazil right after the end of world war II, where she lived and worked until her death in 1992. bo bardi’s singular contributions to the fields of architecture, design, and museum practice are the subject of the exhibition, which also aims to critically frame bo bardi’s process of unlearning, and marking a critical distance from the western and modernist canon, as a pivotal aspect of her work and thought.

MUSEO JUMEX presents 'lina bo bardi: habitat', spanning architecture, design, and much more
installation view lina bo bardi: habitat, museo jumex, 2020 | all images by ramiro chaves

 

 

to situate bo bardi’s production within this ideological framework allows us to read her practice as one grounded on a rethinking of place, human relations, community formation, forms of conviviality and solidarity, and to inscribe her among a constellation of thinkers, artists, architects, and designers who questioned modernity; from ivan illich and paulo freire in the fields of philosophy and pedagogy to architects such as aldo van eyck and alison and peter smithson of team 10, among many others.

MUSEO JUMEX presents 'lina bo bardi: habitat', spanning architecture, design, and much more

 

 

like her peers, bo bardi’s position called for other ways of thinking and doing that would place the human being at the center, and that in the process opened up space for other epistemologies and ecologies, breaking away from the logics of progress and profit of modernity and capitalism.

MUSEO JUMEX presents 'lina bo bardi: habitat', spanning architecture, design, and much more

 

 

titled habitat — like the magazine she edited with pietro maria bardi — the exhibition at MUSEO JUMEX presents a significant selection from bo bardi’s major body of work. the works span the fields of architecture, industrial design, exhibition and museum practice, editorial work, pedagogy, her collaborations in theater and cinema, among others, filtered through the lens of her process of unlearning which she initiated upon her arrival in brazil in 1946.

MUSEO JUMEX presents 'lina bo bardi: habitat', spanning architecture, design, and much more

 

 

lina bo bardi: habitat also features a selection of iconic works from museu de arte de são paulo’s art collection installed on a re-created version of bo bardi’s original glass and concrete easels. this radical exhibition design liberates artworks from the wall and creates a dynamic viewing experience for visitors. the artworks that the exhibition includes are tarsila do amaral, port 1 (1953); paul cézanne, the great pine (1890-1896); francisco de goya, portrait of the countess of casa flores ( 1790- 1797 ); amedeo modigliani, chacoska (1917); and david alfaro siqueiros, omen (angélica arenal de siquieros) (1950); among others.

MUSEO JUMEX presents 'lina bo bardi: habitat', spanning architecture, design, and much more

MUSEO JUMEX presents 'lina bo bardi: habitat', spanning architecture, design, and much more

MUSEO JUMEX presents 'lina bo bardi: habitat', spanning architecture, design, and much more

MUSEO JUMEX presents 'lina bo bardi: habitat', spanning architecture, design, and much more

MUSEO JUMEX presents 'lina bo bardi: habitat', spanning architecture, design, and much more

 

 

project info:

 

title: lina bo bardi: habitat
dates: january 30 – may 10, 2020
venue: MUSEO JUMEX

 

edited by nina azzarello

 

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