Installation Preview: Marlon de Azambuja’s “Brutalismo”: FRONT International at the Cleveland Museum of Art

Jun. 16, 2018

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During a two-week period, artist Marlon de Azambuja (Brazilian, born 1979) created Brutalismo–Cleveland on site at the Cleveland Museum of Artas part of FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art.

A new iteration of Azambuja’s ongoing series titled Brutalismo — referring to brutalism, the austere mid-century architectural style — this work is composed of materials gathered in and around Cleveland, emphasizing the sprawling city’s sometimes overlooked physical makeup. The sculptures expose and celebrate the rich legacy of brutalist architecture in Cleveland and northeast Ohio, connecting the international movement’s signature aesthetics with a more regional history through the use of locally sourced materials.