“Condemned to be modern” explores the relationship between architecture and politics

(Los Angeles, US)

“Condemned to be modern” features the works of 21 artists, including seven PIPA Prize nominees (Jonathas de Andrade, Tamar Guimarães, Lucia Koch, Runo Lagomarsino, Renata Lucas, Lais Myrrha and Beto Shwafaty), who have responded critically to the history of modernist architecture in Latin America. The group show starts this Sunday, September 10th, at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery.

The works showcased propose a sociological exploration that connects architecture with political ideologies. The artists in this exhibition explore the effects, contradictions, and contested legacies of modernism in Brazil, Cuba and Mexico as expressed through ambitious construction of government buildings, public housing, universities, and even new cities during moments of radical political and social change. By investigating urban planning in these moments of history, the exhibition also provides a critical panorama of the politics in each of the countries mentioned, revealing political interests and ideologies through architecture.

“Condemned to be modern”, group show with Eduardo Abaroa, Jonathas de Andrade, Leonor Antunes, Alexander Apóstol, Alexandre Arrechea, Ramiro Chaves, Felipe Dulzaides, Carlos Garaicoa, Terence Gower, Tamar Guimarães, Lucia Koch, Runo Lagomarsino, Renata Lucas, Lais Myrrha, Manuel Piña, Mauro Restiffe, Beto Shwafaty, Melanie Smith, Tercerunquinto, Clarissa Tossin and Héctor Zamora.
Curated by Clara Kim
On view from September 10th, 2017 through January 28th, 2018

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