Exhibition Visit

João Batista Vilanova Artigas2015 - 2015

Oscar Niemeyer Museum

Oscar Niemeyer Museum
Curitiba, Brazil

The Brazilian modernist revolution consecrated three principles: the right to aesthetic research, the updating of the Brazilian artistic intelligence and the stabilization of a national creative conscience (Mário de Andrade). Brecheret and Tarsila, constructivists of 1922. Artistic Family of São Paulo, Counterpoint. Portinari, Iberê Camargo, Ivan Serpa, Antônio Dias, Gerchman, Ohtake, Samson Flexor: diversity of languages. The constructivists Sacilotto and Nogueira Lima; the intuitive Volpi. The neo-concretism, from Ferreira Gullar to Lygia Clark and Oiticica, and the popcrete Waldemar Cordeiro. Opinião 65. Cinema Novo. Arena Theater, Oficina. New Brazilian Objectivity: affirmation of the constructive general will and positioning in relation to political, social and ethical issues (MAM-RJ 1967). Tropicália. Brutalism: a choice for the structural truth of the buildings. FAU designed as open space to all trends, all the expressions: “I thought it as the spatialization of democracy in worthy spaces, without entrance doors, because I wanted them as a temple where all activities are lawful” (Artigas). Turbulence zone: republican education, student demonstrations, meetings, ideas, inventions. Architecture, Art and Politics. Brechtian refunctionalization: forms and instruments at the service of social change (Benjamin)


  • Title: Exhibition Visit
  • Creator: João Batista Vilanova Artigas
  • Date: 2015 - 2015
  • Provenance: © All rights reserved
  • Type: Photography
  • Credits: Picture: Marciel Conrado

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