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Time & Place, Rio

 

 

Location: Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

Client: Moderna Museet

Completion: January 2008

Brief: To create a layout and display for the exhibition “Time & Place, Rio 1956–1964”

Starting point: A series of three connected galleries of 500m² and the 200m² lobby space outside the galleries.

 

This was the first in a series of three exhibitions celebrating the Moderna Museet’s 50th Anniversary. The exhibition curated by Paolo Venancio Filho, investigated the flourishing creative scene in the visual arts in Rio de Janeiro while also including the design and architecture of the time. The exhibition architecture set the tone of Rio in the late 50s already in the lobby, through the use of colours and shapes echoing the forms landscape architect Burle Marx used for his design of the seafront in Rio, followed by display plinth and ceiling in the first room, inspired by Oscar Niemeyer’s Canoas House in the suburb of Rio.