GLADSTONE 64 - Lina Bo Bardi / Giancarlo Palanti

130 East 64th Street, New York
27.04 - 15.06 2019

This exhibition was realized in close collaboration between Gladstone Gallery, Nilufar Gallery and the Instituto Bardi / Casa de Vidro.

This was an exhibition of rare and seminal designs by Italo-Brazilian artist Lina Bo Bardi in collaboration with Giancarlo Palanti, accompanied by a selection of important works by artists from the radical Brazilian collective, Grupo Frente. Best known for her prolific career as an architect and designer, Bo Bardi dedicated herself to art’s emancipation from the predilection for western modernism in favor of the combination of contemporary formalism mixedwith regional vernacular. Lina Bo Bardi’s work represents the creative and social modernity throughout Mid-Century Brazil, an era characterized by cultural and artistic experimentation, and this exhibition demonstrates her important place in history.

Alongside this exhibition of important pieces by Bo Bardi and Palanti is a carefully considered selection of work from some of Brazil’s most significant modernist artists who worked concurrent to Bo Bardi and Palanti, many of whom belonged to Grupo Frente. This presentation includes artists such as Hercules Barsotti, Sergio Camargo, Aluisio Carvão, Lygia Clark, Hélio Oiticica, Lygia Pape, Mira Schendel, and Ivan Serpa.