*By Coil Lopes and Marcos Grinspum Ferraz
Sample Infinito Vai: 90 Years of Brazilian Architecture, on view at Sesc from May 24 to June 27, is one of the most comprehensive exhibitions ever held on modern and contemporary production in the country, based on works by celebrated names such as Oscar Niemeyer, Vilanova Artigas, Lucio Costa and Lina Bo Bardi to get to the works of architects working today. More than that, it inserts the different phases of Brazilian architectural production in their political and cultural contexts, presenting itself as a show aimed at a wider audience, not just specialists in the area.
Curated by Guilherme Wisnik and Fernando Serapião, infinite span was initially designed for the Portuguese institution Casa da Arquitectura and gained a Brazilian version in the Sesc 24 de Maio building, designed by Paulo Mendes da Rocha in downtown São Paulo. The exhibition was the subject of an article by Leonor Amarante in the 54th edition of the arte!brasileiros (read here) and we have now published a video with interviews with the curators and images from the show. Visits can be scheduled through the Sesc São Paulo website (click here). Watch the video: