From Brasília to Buenos Aires, Mexico City to Havana, if an architectural monument was built on Latin American soil between 1955 and 1980, there's a good chance it's included in MoMA's wide-ranging survey of the region's architecture, which will open to the public at the end of the month. "During these years Latin American countries created startling works that have never been fully granted their place in accounts of the history of modern architecture," the curators write.
The show includes vintage photographs, drawings, architectural models, and film clips of more than 500 works, most of which have never been exhibited. From the 1950s on, many Latin American countries began experimenting with new architectural forms. It was "a period of self-questioning, exploration, and complex political shifts" according to MoMA, and architects took risks in their designs for bank headquarters, museums, bridges, and even entire cities. Photos of 20 of these masterworks, below:
· Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955-1980 [MoMA]
· All Exhibitions posts [Curbed National]