Behind the scenes

MoMu in Brazil – Part 3

MAC Museum by Oscar Niemeyer in Rio

MAC Museum by Oscar Niemeyer in Rio

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.

Daily surreal walk to the office across the roof for the textiles conservator

Daily surreal walk to the office across the roof for the textiles conservator

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.

Exhibition curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist in Casa Bo Bardi featured this artwork by Olafur Eliasson

Exhibition curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist in Casa Bo Bardi featured this artwork by Olafur Eliasson

Daily architecture digest: visit to Casa Lina Bo Bardi

Daily architecture digest: visit to Casa Lina Bo Bardi

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.

Atrium of the beautiful Centro Cultural

Atrium of the beautiful Centro Cultural

Final lecture in Centro Cultural do banco do Brasil in São Paulo , organised by dr Cristiane Mesquita from Zigue Zague talks

Final lecture in Centro Cultural do banco do Brasil in São Paulo , organised by dr Cristiane Mesquita from Zigue Zague talks

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!