Art market Magazine June 2013

 
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Brasilia back to…
THE MAGAZINE

FREEZE FRAME

Brasilia back to the future

© Fabio Colombini

Fabio Colombini: "National Congress building, 2010", 105 x 70 cm.

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ix countries have already hosted it; London and New York includes. Meanwhile, Paris is the current stopover for the exhibition
celebrating Brasilia's half a century of history. And if ever a venue were tailormade for the event, it is the headquarters of the French Communist Party: a gift from Oscar Niemeyer. This astonishing building (built in 1970 with an addition in 1980) of 20,000 sq. m., divided between six floors, was the first built by the Brazilian architect outside his native country. Oscar Niemeyer designed it in three days… It has enormous appeal. Just like the exhibition looking back over the construction and history of "Brasilia, capital of hope" as it was dubbed by André Malraux. Approved in January 1922, the construction of the future capital began six months later with the laying of the first stone. But nearly forty years went by before building started on the futuristic city a few kilometres away. Inaugurated in 1960, it was listed as a World Heritage Site in 1987. The exhibition includes documents, an especially constructed model, drawings, engravings, medals and paintings. And, naturally, photographs dating from the explorations of the Belgian engineer Luiz Cruls, who set out in 1892 to delimit the quadrilateral of the future capital, as well as photos of the building work at the time, and contemporary pictures. These, taken in 2010 by Fabio Colombani, show the city's main buildings, which are truly magnificent. "I'm not attracted to right angles, nor to the harsh, inflexible straight lines created by man. What I find attractive are free, sensual curves. The curves you find in the mountains of my country, in the winding course of its rivers, in the clouds in the sky, in the body of the woman you love. The entire universe is made of curves," said Oscar Niemeyer, who died on 5 December last year. Claire Papon

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"Brasilia: half a century of Brazil's capital", PCF headquarters, 2 Place du Colonel Fabien, Paris 75019 - Until 30 June. www.brasilia50.info.com

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