[Terence Gower, SuperPuesto, 2014. Pavilion: wood, concrete, hardware, vinyl tarpaulins, 18 x 66 x 48 feet overall. Courtesy of the artist and Bronx Museum of the Arts]
Pavilion description from the Bronx Museum of the Arts:
SuperPuesto applies the sharp, clean forms of modernist architecture to the rudimentary building technology of the puesto, the traditional market stalls found throughout Latin America that have become the face of the informal economies prevalent in the region. Drawing from the iconic form of Marcel Breuer’s House in the Museum Garden, a commissioned structure exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art’s sculpture garden in 1949, SuperPuesto explores the connections between the European-influenced modernist movement that emerged in Latin America after 1945, and the informal economic systems that contrast the progressive ideals promoted in the region during this period.