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One of the distinctive features of Oscar Niemeyer's architecture is his ability to model the space and create a large-scale sculptural presence that is also inhabitable. This is evident in all his works, especially in the FGV Botafogo building. Because of this singular condition and the way in which the extended white esplanade reflects the sunlight to the point of dazzling us, we chose to place this perspective in tension with that of Argentine artist Matías Duville, who, with his imaginary projections, develops interventions in the space from which estrangement emerges. In contrast to Niemeyer's clear volumes, Duville presents an orography that seems to arise from the foundations, as if the territory were resisting the order installed by architecture while inviting us to review the conditions in which we inhabit the planet.

The counterpoint of volumes and colours makes this intervention an active presence that invites us to ask ourselves: what is this doing here? Is this formation real? Does it come from a dream or a mirage? Everyone will find an answer or the question will remain open, for this is the place of art, the place to question certainties in order to rethink the conditions of the present, to activate the critical sense, and to shed light on possible futures. Diana B. Wechsler

Km: 1962

Venue: Getulio Vargas Foundation

Address : Praia de Botafogo 190

City : Rio de Janeiro



Matías Duville (ARG)


Diana B. Wechsler (ARG)

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From 2021/12/13

To 2022/02/28