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Americas Society Presents Walls of Air: The Brazilian Pavilion at the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale

Walls of Air

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July 04, 2019

Americas Society is presenting Walls of Air, The Brazilian Pavilion at the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale, curated by Sol Camacho, Laura González Fierro, Marcelo Maia Rosa, and Gabriel Kozlowski with the assistance of Diana Flatto and Carolina Scarborough.

Walls of Air is a research exhibition model that maps contemporary Brazil beyond its frontiers, asking questions about social inclusion, political transparency and environmental matters that have local, regional, as well as planetary impact in a short term,” says Gabriela Rangel, director and chief curator of Visual Arts at Americas Society.

Organized by four architects with an interdisciplinary approach, the exhibition attempts to uncover the visible and invisible walls that have built —and divided— Brazil through the country’s social and environmental fragmentation. Responding to the theme of the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale in 2018—“Freespace,”— the team of curators of the Brazilian Pavilion posited questions about how spatial and social restrictions have prevented Brazil from establishing a more egalitarian and democratic public sphere after its project of modernization. The resulting exhibition suggests that, if a democratic Brazil is to be built, its current problems must be debated from all vantages and by all citizens...

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