Architekturforum Zurich is showing the extraordinarily extensive drawing work of Brazilian architect João Batista Vilanova Artigas (1915 Curitiba –1985 São Paulo). Selected original working drawings and sketches sheds light on the drawing practice of the mid-century Brazilian modernist Artigas. The drawings and sketches are accompanied by present-day photographs of the finished buildings designed by Artigas: Photographer Ciro Miguel shows the built legacy, which in some case has been acclaimed and in other given over to ruin, now the remembrance of a utopia.
The exhibition was organized and curated by Letizia Jones, Guillaume Othenin-Girard and Nemanja Zimonjic of TEN, an association of architects and researchers based in Zurich, in cooperation with Marco Artigas and the Artigas Archives at the University of São Paulo School of Architecture and Urbanism (FAU/USP).
24 November 2022 – 27 January 2023
Architekturforum Zurich, Zollstrasse 115, 8005 Zurich
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 12 – 6 p.m.
Thursday 2– 8 p.m.
Saturday 11a.m. – 5 p.m.