The last day in Rio I visited the MAC Niteroi Museum designed by Oscar Niemeyer. Belgian artist Charif Benhelima was showing his Polaroids exhibition there, curated by Christophe De Jaeger from Bozar in Brussels. The museum s impressive structure and architecture worked well with the show.
On arrival in São Paulo I got a technical visit at the textiles department of the Paulista Museum which is located in a neoclassical park with a great view of São Paulo. Because of renovation works the offices were located in a room across the roof from the main building. Quite surreal but a nice view!
I saw some of the objects that contained many different cultural heritages from Africa to Europe and Latin America.
Then we visited the glass house of architect Lina Bo Bardi where the exhibition ‘the insides are outside’ curated by Hans Ulrich Obrichst showed a great amalgam of contemporary artists united with the atmosphere of the house. Very impressive.
The last lecture of this tour was in the Centro Cultural do Banco do Brasil São Paulo, a beautiful building downtown São Paulo. Organised by dr Cristina Mesquita from the Zigue Zague talks on creativity, it was a pleasant experience, many ‘Paulistanas’ came to listen and the questions round took more than an hour. Very inspiring to see so many interested, creative and critical people together.
This was the last stop of the tour, I will follow Brazilian fashion from up close after seeing so many inspiring shows!