The Museu do Amanhã (Museum of Tomorrow), which opens Thursday [Dec 17 2015], must already rank as one of the world’s most extraordinary buildings. But once the public starts to visit this weekend, it may soon also become known for one of the planet’s most powerful arguments for sustainability.
Mixing science and art, the 230m reais (£40m/$59m) institution devotes itself to a topic that is divisive and often depressing: the need for change if mankind is to avoid climate disaster, environmental degradation and social collapse.
Primary Codes surveys for the first time in Brazil the development of computer art through the works of four world-renowned computer artists Paul Brown, Harold Cohen, Ernest Edmonds and Frieder Nake. Curated by Caroline Menezes and Fabrizio Augusto Poltronieri and presented at the Centro Cultural Oi Futuro Flamengo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Primary Codes includes new and historical digital prints, drawings and paintings as well as newly commissioned works and interactive installations by each artist, who have been working with computer art for over 40 years and are presented together for the first time in Latin America. Primary Codes runs from 15 June to 16 August 2015 at the Centro Cultural Oi Futuro Flamengo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
via Wall Street International