Upcoming Exhibitions

May 9 - July 13, 2017

El Helicoide: From Mall to Prison

Built in the late 1950s as a state-of-the-art, drive-in mall, El Helicoide was never completed and went through decades of abandonment, failed private and public projects, and informal occupations until the security police took it over in 1985. Now a ruin, the building epitomizes modernity's utopic dreams and its dystopian reality, ultimately presenting the dark side of modernity in Latin America.

Terreform/Urban Research will launch the publication of From Mall to Prison: El Helicoide's Downward Spiral, a book about the building, in conjunction with the exhibition. Edited by exhibition curator Celeste Olalquiaga and Lisa Blackmore, the book is a profusely-illustrated history and analytical commentary on El Helicoide.

Exhibition and related programming are in collaboration with PROYECTO HELICOIDE.

El Helicoide: From Mall to Prison is sponsored by:
Daniel and Estrellita B. Brodsky
 

Related Programming
Exhibition Opening
Tuesday, May 9, 6:00-8:00pm

From Mall to Prison: El Helicoide's Downward Spiral

Monday, July 13, 6:00-8:00pm

 

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