Death of the author

Silkscreen on plywood
Polyptych, 47x36cm (each)

This work was based on an article in the magazine L’ Architecture d’ Aujourd’hui from 1957, which featured the project of the Alvorada Palace, richly illustrated with drawings and models of architect Oscar Niemeyer (1907-2012). The building was destined to become the official residence of the Brazilian President in Brasilia, the new capital of the country.

In the series of screen printed panels, all images from the article have been removed, thus focusing on the remaining text.

The title of the work dissolves the importance of the author and instead suggests the observer as the main articulator of the multiple readings and meanings of the building; the impact and consequences of ideologies related to the construction of the new capital.