Beyond the Supersquare: Art and Architecture in Latin America After Modernism at the Bronx Museum is the most exciting and challenging architecture and urbanism exhibit in New York at the moment. The focus of the exhibit is the influence modern architecture and architectural thought has had on contemporary art in the Caribbean and Latin America. But while it features the work of artists and not primarily architects, all the works selected by Bronx Museum Executive Director Holly Block and Independent Curator María Inés Rodriguez were chosen for their insights into architecture and the immediate challenges of the region’s exploding urbanism.
In addition the museum has commissioned artist Terence Gower to create SuperPuesto, a colorful outdoor temporary pavilion that creates a modernist space in which visitors can immerse themselves in the themes highlighted in the show.
The Architect’s Newspaper, along with New York architects Carlos Brillembourg and Belmont Freeman, both of whom have personal and professional roots in the region, will host a reception at the museum this Tuesday, September 16 from 6–8:00p.m. We will also walk across the Grand Concourse and visit Superpuesta and meet the artist, Terence Gower.