The New Contemporary Art Magazine

Tag: Museu Casa do Pontal

Os Gemeos started their year off with an installation that has become part of the permanent collection of Museu Casa do Pontal in Rio de Janeiro. The twin artists created a sculpture inside of a concrete, military-style bunker featuring one of their signature characters. They painted the walls of the structure with images of a crumbling city. While the imagery evokes Brazil's growing poverty problem, Os Gemeos created the work as a response for the current state of Museu Casa do Pontal, an important folk art museum on which endless construction projects have encroached. The bunker, created in collaboration with Pascali Semerdjian Arquitetos, symbolizes a fortress protecting the museum's art collection and legacy.

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