Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi , 08/01/21 - 08/01/21

Exhibition: Engel Leonardo: Farol

Employing Falvio de Carvahlo’s modernist proposal for the 1928 competition for a celebratory Lighthouse for Columbus and the ‘discovery’ of the Americas, as a starting point for the exhibition. According to the story, Carvalho’s returns to Rio de Janeiro with his proposal, where in 1930 the jury for the competition took place and included Frank Lloyd Wright and Elieel Saarinen as jurors. Leonardo’s exhibition invites us to think of the museum as a lighthouse through which we can reconsider Carvalho’s proposal. Furthermore,  through a series of abstract works, Leonardo invites the viewer to see the cosmovision of the original cultures of the American continent in a new light.  The show is curated by Pablo Leon de la Barra and Raphael Fonseca. 

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