Brasilia at New York’s 1500 Gallery

Brasilia, a group exhibition of vintage photographs celebrating the 50th anniversary of the capital of Brazil, will be on view at the 1500 Gallery in New York from September 9 to November 27, 2010. Curated by Brazilian photographer Murillo Meirelles, the exhibition will include images that show Brasilia being planned, constructed and inaugurated from 1958-1960. There will be an opening reception on Wednesday, September 15 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. 1500 Gallery is located at 511 West 25th Street, Suite 607, New York, NY.


A city planned and built from scratch in the very centre of the country, Brasilia replaced Rio de Janeiro as the capital of Brazil in 1960. The architectural, figurative and photojournalistic images in the Brasilia exhibition highlight the idealism of Juscelino Kubitschek’s socialist government and its team of visionary urban planners, architects and landscape designers including Lucio Costa, Oscar Niemeyer and Roberto Burle Marx. The nine images in the exhibition include a portrait of Oscar Niemeyer, pictures of workers cutting steel and laying beams, an aerial view of the Esplanade under construction, and several images of the National Congress.


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