Sala de Espera
On its 50th anniversary, the Museu de Arte Contemporânea of the University of São Paulo (MAC USP) relocated to the old DETRAN (DMV) building at Ibirapuera Park that was designed by Oscar Niemeyer. Tadeu Chiarelli, the museum’s director at the time, invited Carlito Carvalhosa to occupy its original annex with an artistic intervention for the first time in the building’s history.
The site-specific installation ‘Sala de Espera’ [Waiting Room] presented 70 eucalyptus logs that were once used in the power grid, arranged in various directions, as counterpoints to the 24 modernist pillars that are part of the building’s stucture. Produced by ICCo, the installation recovered, according to Tadeu Chiarelli, “the best of Niemeyer”.
Working together with MAC USP meets one of the ICCo’s missions: partnering with institutions inside and outside of Brazil. Along with ‘Sala de Espera’, the exhibition ‘Obra’, by Mauro Restiffe, also inaugurated the original annex of the building and, like the installation, was produced by the ICCo.