Juan Araujo in 'Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist' at Jewish Museum, New York

6 May 2016
The Brazilian artist Roberto Burle Marx (1909-1994) is one of the most prominent landscape architects of the twentieth century. His famous projects range from the remarkable mosaic pavements on the seaside avenue of Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana Beach to the multitude of gardens that embellish Brasilia, one of several-large scale projects he executed in collaboration with famed architect Oscar Niemeyer. Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist explores the richness and breadth of the artist's oeuvre-from landscape architecture to painting, from sculpture to theater design, from tapestries to jewellery.

Brazilian Modernist presents over one hundred works by Burle Marx, demonstrating the versatility of his extraordinary talents, from his earliest forays into landscape architecture to never-before-seen designs for synagogues and other Jewish sites he created late in life. A number of international contemporary artists who have been inspired by Burle Marx will also be featured in the exhibition.

Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist is organized by Jens Hoffmann, Deputy Director, Exhibitions and Public Programs, and Claudia J. Nahson, Morris and Eva Feld Curator, with Rebecca Shaykin, Leon Levy Assistant Curator.

6 May - 18 September 2016

Juan Araujo at Jewish Museum, New York