On view: June 12–August 3, 2019
Guest curators: Gabriel Kozlowski, Laura González Fierro, Marcelo Maia Rosa, and Sol Camacho
Walls of Air was created for the Brazilian Pavilion at the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale in May of 2018. Curated by Gabriel Kozlowski, Laura González Fierro, Marcelo Maia Rosa, and Sol Camacho, the exhibition attempts to uncover the visible and invisible walls that have built Brazil. It showcases several large-scale maps that weave together a narrative of issues that affect not only Brazil but also other countries in the Americas. The maps examine the borders of the country, the history of the foundation of its cities, the flows of people through migration, the fluxes of raw materials and commodities, the real estate market, and environmental questions.
Image caption: Fluid Landscape – encounter between human and natural ecosystems, 2018.
Americas Society gratefully acknowledges the support from the Arts of the Americas Circle members: Estrellita Brodsky; Galeria Almeida e Dale; Kaeli Deane; Diana Fane; Isabella Hutchinson; Carolina Jannicelli; Vivian Pfeiffer and Jeanette van Campenhout, Phillips; Luis Oganes; Roberto Redondo; Erica Roberts; Sharon Schultz; Herman Sifontes; Axel Stein; and Edward J. Sullivan.