ALBERT FREY AND LINA BO BARDI: A SEARCH FOR LIVING ARCHITECTURE
PALM SPRINGS ART MUSEUM
Palm Springs, United States
September, 2017 – January, 2018
The exhibition Albert Frey and Lina Bo Bardi: A Search for Living Architecture was based on an investigation into the works of these two architects. Therefore, it presented the similarities between the professional paths and the thoughts of Lina Bo Bardi and Albert Frey.
The exhibition was based on the hypothesis that there is a strong synergy between the productions of these architects. The architectural and design work of Lina Bo Bardi and Albert Frey were listed in this exhibition, also highlighting the personal data of the trajectories of these two figures. Both immigrated to places that were, at the time, true laboratories of architectural and cultural experiences. Lina Bo Bardi, in São Paulo, and Albert Frey, in Palm Springs, manifested through their works a common defense: thinking about architecture as a way to connect people, nature, construction and life.
Curated by Daniell Cornell and Zeuler Lima, the initiative was part of the Getty-funded project Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. The project called for exhibitions and events throughout southern California, proposing an investigation into the historical relationships between the cultural circuit of Los Angeles and its region and that of Latin American countries.