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AIA, NY – Paulo Werneck: Brazilian Muralist

Tonight, February 19th, AIA NY, at the Center for Architecture, will host the lecture ‘Paulo Werneck: Brazilian Muralist.’  Participant in founding a modernist Brazilian aesthetic, Werneck’s colorful mosaic murals adorned official, residential and business buildings in Brazil throughout the 1940’s – 1970’s, including seminal projects as Oscar Niemeyer’s Hotel Brasilia Palace, 1958, Palácio de Itamaraty, 1970, the Federal Senate headquarters in Brasilia, 1978, as well as creating the iconic murals for Niemeyer’s early Pampulha complex project, completed in 1943 – which received international acclaim as it was part of the ‘Brazil Builds’ exhibition, at MoMA, NY, in the same year. Invited guest lecturer, NY-based designer and Werneck’s grandson Gaspar Saldanha, will address Werneck’s influential practice and how his design legacy informs Saldanha’s current adaptations of his grandfather’s renowned murals in architecture and furniture design projects.  More info on the lecture here.

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