New Oasis 3
Jorge Rigamonti

Cut and pasted lithograph
11½ x 10¼"

Jorge Rigamonti (1940-2008), was a renowned Venezuelan architect who designed multiple nationally and internationally awarded buildings. He offered functional and low-cost solutions while seeking a social purpose and harmony with the environment. A large part of his designs included innovative and lightweight metal structures that created light and wind permeable exteriors, along with vertical gardens, to create a pleasant natural microclimate in the tropics. Among his award-winning projects are the Cayo Crasquí Tourist and Ecological Camp, which received the International Grand Prize of the IX Pan American Architecture Biennial in Quito, Ecuador, in 1994. In 2006, he received the Venezuelan National Architecture Prize. —Wikipedia

Collages by Venezuelan artist Jorge Rigamonti, dating from the 1960s and ‘70s, superimpose out-of-scale tech components onto postwar urban landscapes. They evoke the era’s idealistic tune of urban and suburban expansion in lockstep with information technologies on both sides of the iron curtain. —Hyperallergic

(Photo: MoMA)