Impressões 2018:19—From Basel to Brazil/ Maria-Carmen Perlingeiro, 2018/ Courtesy of Laufen and Brasilea Foundation

Laufen and Brasilea Foundation Present/ Impressões 2018:19 - From Basel to Brazil

The creative collaboration between Laufen Bathrooms and Brasilea Foundation combines design innovation with the production of SaphirKeramik and focuses on the impact of Brazilian art and culture in Switzerland. Created to honor Brazil and its culture, Impressões includes works curated and developed by Brasilea in collaboration with the artists Maria-Carmen Perlingeiro, Alex Flemming, Zezão, Christina Oiticica, and SHN (Eduardo Saretta, Haroldo Paranhos, and Marcelo Fazolin). The artist selection is based on the existing exhibition history of Brasilea, in which each of the artists has a central role.

For Impressões, Laufen worked with artist Maria-Carmen Perlingeiro to develop the polyhedrons that serve as a multifaceted canvas for the works of all five artists. These polyhedrons are produced in SaphirKeramik, a material that allows for freedom to design minimalistic, architectural lines and for the production of extremely narrow radii and robust filigree walls. Laufen lives the dialogue between architecture, art, and design, constantly exploring how things change in the creative world and how the creative world changes things.

Brasilea Foundation promotes cultural and artistic exchange between Brazil and Switzerland and offers a platform for Brazilian artists and projects in Basel and throughout Switzerland. In its current exhibition, Brasilea shows a comprehensive retrospective and celebration of its history, including works by all five artists participating in Impressões.