Marlon de Azambuja and Luisa Lambri

Sat, June 3, 2018 to Sun, December 30, 2018
Betty T. and David M. Schneider Gallery | Gallery 218

This installation combines new commissions by Marlon de Azambuja (Brazilian,
born 1978) and Luisa Lambri (Italian, born 1969).

A new iteration of Azambuja’s ongoing series titled Brutalismo—referring to brutalism, the austere mid-century architectural style—this work is composed of materials gathered in and around Cleveland, emphasizing the sprawling city’s sometimes overlooked physical makeup. Called Brutalismo–Cleveland, the sculptures expose and celebrate the rich legacy of brutalist architecture in Cleveland and northeast Ohio, connecting the international movement’s signature aesthetics with a more regional history through the use of locally sourced materials. Continuing her investigation of spaces designed by eminent male architects, Lambri created a suite of photographs depicting architectural elements of the CMA that serve as building blocks for her compositions. The series focuses on the museum’s iconic, striped granite wing designed by Marcel Breuer in 1971. Lambri’s signature light-filled prints offer painterly impressions of often unnoticed details and surfaces of rigid modern architecture. An accompanying installation by Lambri is on view in the CMA’s Ingalls Library in the general reading area.

Commissioned by FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art.

Made possible with support by the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

Marlon de Azambuja is a FRONT artist-in-residence. The Madison Residencies are made possible with support from Cleveland Foundation’s Creative Fusion program.

The Cleveland Museum of Art is funded in part by residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

This exhibition was supported in part by the Ohio Arts Council, which receives support from the State of Ohio and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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