Modernist Landscapes

Throughout his 60 year career Roberto Burle Marx (1909–1994) designed more than 2,000 gardens around the world; he also discovered around 50 new plant species. Deutsche Bank KunstHalle Berlin welcomes the touring exhibition Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist, following its premiere at The Jewish Museum, New York, in 2016. The show illustrates the full range of his artistic production and erases boundaries between different media and disciplines. Described as a 20th century Renaissance man, he was a prolific landscape architect, painter, sculptor, set designer and environmental activist. Burle Marx’s pioneering designs for Brasília and Rio de Janeiro have had a lasting impact on these cities.

Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist, until 3 October, Deutsche Bank KunstHalle Berlin.

1. Roberto Burle Marx, Mineral roof garden, Banco Safra headquarters, São Paulo, 1983, Photo © Leonardo Finotti.