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Tue 05.09.2017

El Helicoide: From Mall to Prison Exhibition Opening

When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM TUESDAY, MAY 9

Where: At The Center   

Please join us at the Center for Architecture for the opening of 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. A modern ruin, the building epitomizes modernity's utopic dreams and their dystopian reality, ultimately presenting the dark side of modernity in Latin America.

Organized by: Center for Architecture and PROYECTO HELICOIDE

Curated and designed by: Celeste Olalquiaga

Graphic design by: A. Sotillo and G. Fontanillasa (VACA)

Price: Free


Related Programming
Modern Architecture and Design in Venezuela
Tuesday, May 30, 6:00-8:00pm

Oculus Book Talk: From Mall to Prison: El Helicoide's Downward Spiral
Thursday, July 13, 5:30-8:00pm


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