São Paulo – a shock and awe kind of beauty
By Claire Rigby, at Folha de S.Paulo in English
Our beloved metropolis is aesthetically powerful, but in the traditional sense, it’s no looker. It’s a shame the architectural treasures we do have are so sparse and so unknown – because they are so very good …
There are plenty of cities that are a thrill to touch down in: the descent into Buenos Aires’s waterfront Aeroparque, for example, with the big baroque city reeling back from the mighty River Plate. But for scale, repetition and sheer persistence, São Paulo, spooling away endlessly to the horizon, is an impressive contender.
The opening last night of @DeDentroeDeFora, a spectacular Choque Cultural show at the #MASP, #SaoPaulo, filling the massive space with colour and life.