Art and Culture  Exhibition 

Latin America in Construction

Latin American Lessons

Joaquín Medina Warmburg 

Latin American architecture returns to the scene with verve at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, continuing the dialogue that has been sustained through different exhibitions since ‘Brazil Builds’ of 1943. Then, Latin Americans were presented as bearers of a modern epiphany renewed under more benign climates and under more favorable circumstances than up north. International reception of that show was such that for decades, all of Latin America was identified with the discovery of a new world of exotic free forms capable of sublimating the rigor of origins, confirming the real existence of alternative modernities, as repeatedly defended in the debates on internationality, before an attempt in 1932, precisely from the MoMA, to close the matter through the proclamation of the ubiquitous International Style...

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