Le Corbusier in Buenos Aires: The Poem of the Right Angle

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The National Museum of Decorative Arts presents this exhibition organized by Universidad Nacional de San Martín, Le Corbusier Foundation in Paris, and Círculo de Bellas Artes de Madrid.
Le Corbusier starts to write an art book by mid 1947, and publishes it in a limited edition in 1955 as "The Poem of the Right Angle".
Considered to the most lucid synthesis of Le Corbusier's personal maxims, The Poem of the Right Angle (Le Poeme de l'Angle Droit) is a series of metaphysical poems, accompanied by collages, paintings and drwaings.
Le Corbusier expressed his desire that the Poem reached the widest range of public possible. Fulfilling his will, Le Corbusier Foundation launched in 1989 a facsimile edition of the book. The Castillan edition (2007) made for the exhibition at the Círculo de Bellas Artes de Madrid, thoroughly respected the one made by the Foundation.
This will be the first time that this work is exhibited out of Europe. The exhibition is complemented with the projection of the Electronic Poem, an audiovisual work Le Corbusier composed in collaboration with musician Edgar Varése for the Philips Pavilion at the Brussels Universal Exhibition in 1958, as well as the world premiere of the Choreographic Meditation, specially composed by Oscar Araiz and inspired in the Poem of the Right Angle.

Location: Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo. Av. del Libertador 1902
Dates: September 2 to October 10, 2009
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday 2 pm to 7 pm
Entry fee: AR$ 5
Tuesdays: Free

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