Milan, 1964
Milan, 1964
Venice, 2012
Venice, 2012

This year Brazilian pavilion in at Venice Biennale pays homage to one of the greates masters of Brazilian mid-century modernism.

Curator Lauro Cavalcanti has prepared contemporary version of Lucio Costa`s (1902-1998) original installation called Riposatevi, which he designed for Milan Triennale in 1964 as a part of Brazilian pavilion. It included hanging hammocks surrounded by guitars that visitors were allowed to play. Under the common theme of Leisure, it represented Brazilian was of fun and piece.

Now, the original idea was re-created again and Cavalcanti has paid homage to Brazilian modernism, lifestyle and tropical energy.

The second part of Brazilian pavilion was prepared by architect Marcio Kogan of mk27 studio.
He designed installation called Peep where he presents short movie from secret life of inhabitants of his favorite project Villa V4.

Via both projects, two important architecture figures of two different generations of Brazilian architecture meets in Venice in an extraordinary way.

Photo by Nico Saleh