Celebrating the breadth of skills and styles of Brazil’s modern design master Jorge Zalszupin, the evocative exhibition ‘(Entre)Tempos: A tribute to Jorge Zalszupin’ is a unique insight into the creative mind of one of the most impactful designer of the 20th century.
The body of work of the Polish-born, naturalized Brazilian designer ranges from architecture to furniture design and fine arts. Always bold and creative, Zalszupin elevated Brazilian modern design internationally through minimalist and functional furniture, giving it the relevance and world-wide recognition it has today. Set inside the house he designed and lived in for the past five decades, the exhibition is intended to be a fitting homage to Zalszupin’s legacy and “a unique opportunity to perpetuate it for future generations.”
Curated by Lissa Carmona from design company ETEL and Mariana Schmidt from architecture practice MNMA Studio, the exhibition uses the house as a unique and intimate space to highlight the essential substance of Zalszupin’s artistry through an ephemeral and contemporary atmosphere, free of ornaments and distractions. “His architecture surprises for its voluptuous forms, Jacaradá flooring, sculpted niches on the wall, and curvy ceiling,” a press statement explains; adding that “its interior captures a well-chosen selection of original pieces; some from his original house and others edited by ETEL, licensed by Jorge himself and his family.” Through the brilliancy and uniqueness of each individual work, the exhibition goes beyond highlighting his multifarious and layered approaches; it revives interest in modern design, making it timeless and ever more current.