“Lina Bo Bardi: tupí or not tupí. Brasil, 1946-1992” at Juan March Foundation

This exhibition is the first to be held in Spain on the fascinating figure of Lina Bo Bardi (Rome, 1914 – São Paulo, 1992). Trained as an architect in Italy in the 1930s, she moved to Brazil in 1946 with her husband, the critic and art collector Pietro Maria Bardi, as part of the massive wave of post-war emigration from Europe.

 

"Lina Bo Bardi: tupí or not tupí. Brasil, 1946-1992" © Lina Bo Bardi

“Lina Bo Bardi: tupí or not tupí. Brasil, 1946-1992” © Lina Bo Bardi

 

Bo Bardi was soon captivated by her adopted country and through her multi-faceted, dynamic approach – as an architect, museographer, designer, writer, cultural activist and creator of exhibitions – she participated in the renewal of the arts in Brazil, working at the very heart of the complex relations between modernity and tradition, avant-garde creation and popular customs, the individuality of the modern artist and the collective work of the community. (more…)