Isaac Julien: Lina Bo Bardi - A Marvellous Entanglement
Isaac Julien: Lina Bo Bardi — A Marvellous Entanglement is an exciting tribute to the legendary Italian-Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi. In this nine-screen film installation, Julien examines Bo Bardi’s life and work through dramatic enactments of her words and ideas performed amid her most prized buildings.
The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art is the first U.S. museum to exhibit Lina Bo Bardi — A Marvellous Entanglement, which was previously on view in Rome, Italy, at MAXXI, the National Museum of 21st Century Arts.
Filmed in several locations in Brazil, including the São Paulo Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art in Bahia, and the Teatro Gregório de Matos in Salvador, the work acts as an open-ended reflection on the architect’s Brazilian projects from the 1960s to the 1980s. Bo Bardi’s life story is interpreted by Brazilian actresses Fernanda Montenegro and Fernanda Torres, mother and daughter in real life, who portray the mature and the younger version of the Bo Bardi.
This exhibition at the Bechtler will coincide with screenings of Young Soul Rebels and Looking for Langston as well as an Online Conversation.
For more information, please visit the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art webpage.