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Exhibition Opens Window to World of Latin American Design

March 05, 2015

A new exhibition offers a look at the world of Latin American Design, a period regarded as one of the region’s most innovative. Moderno: Design for Living in Brazil, Mexico and Venezuela, 1940 – 1978, put on by the Americas Society, focuses on mid-20th-century Latin American modern design.

"This exhibition shows that by the mid-20th century, Latin American designers were aware of the international developments in architecture and design but at the same time were creating living environments in accordance with the cultural customs of the individuals using them," said co-curator Jorge Rivas Pérez, a Venezuelan design historian and designer. "In a radical departure from post-colonial notions, designers in the region were producing a modern interior that was at the same time local and global...."

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