Isaac Julien: Lina Bo Bardi - A Marvellous Entanglement

Exhibition at the Bechtler Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina
30 October 2021 - 27 February 2022

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.

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