Curatorship: Vanda Klabin (@vandaklabin)
Photos: Andre Nazareth (@andrenazarethfoto), André Pinnola (@pinnolafotografia)
About Casacor Rio: https://casacor.abril.com.br/mostras/rio-de-janeiro/
The space chosen by Gisele Taranto embraces the pool area next to a
historic 19th century house listed by the Institute of National Historic and
Artistic Heritage. It is surrounded by beautiful gardens and a large bamboo
grove, integrated into the Atlantic Forest, overlooking the statue of Christ the
With an outdoor lounge, art exhibitions, haute cuisine and a cultural
agenda, the bam'bo͞o bar箂 celebrates the return of face-to-face meetings
and freedom, reaffirming the importance of technology, which flourished and
helped us so much during the pandemic.
▪ The bamboo grove inspired the project. Selected by curator Vanda
Klabin and artist Carlos Vergara to present the Olhar 2022 exhibition
( www.olhar2022.com ), and supported by the Consulate-General of
Brazil in Canton, China, with digital artworks available in augmented
reality. The opening of the exhibition, in 04/27/22 at 6:00 pm BRT, took
place simultaneously in Brazil and China.
▪ Visitors can experience face-to-face and virtual spaces at the same
time, in a hybrid project, with access to holographic and
augmented-reality works of art, crypto art with NFTs, and even an
unprecedented metaverse environment designed by Taranto in
partnership with the Metaverse Agency. With that she hopes to make
the still little-known virtual world more accessible.
The bam'bo͞o bar 箂 spreads over spacious 7685 square feet, segmented by
type of activity – Swimming Pool, Lounge, Bamboo Grove, Gardens, Bar and
Bathrooms – as described below:
◼ Swimming pool. As an architectural element, the swimming pool
relinquishes its traditional function and houses an artistic intervention by
Maritza Caneca. The artist explores the changing colors of the water and the
surrounding reflections by means of floating convex mirrors that reflect
nature and the buildings. Video about the creative process of Maritza Caneca (in PT-BR):
◼ Lounge. A large deck in ecowood was placed around the pool, with areas
for sofas and tables for bam'bo͞o bar 箂 patrons. Employing the surrounding
hues, Gisele Taranto created a palette especially for this space, in the green
and saffron colors of the bamboos and the earthy red of the original
architecture. The furniture, suitable for outdoor areas, is made essentially of
aluminum, nautical ropes and waterproof fabrics. A special playlist was created to the lounge
and It´s available on Spotify:
◼ Bamboo Grove. Walking through the bamboo grove, visitors can connect
through QR Codes with works of art in augmented reality from the Olhar
2022 exhibition, held in partnership with the Consulate-General of Brazil in
◼ Gardens. The gardens delineate and frame the bam'bo͞o bar 箂.
Holographic artworks integrated into the vegetation mark the entrances to
the space. On the lawn, there is an easygoing area with rugs and beanbags,
welcoming visitors to the cultural agenda.
◼ Bar. Evoking Chinese culture, the bar houses an artwork by Carlos Vergara,
while two TVs display works by other artists from the Olhar 2022 exhibition.
In this environment’s color palette, the green of the national stone chosen
for the countertops calls to mind the bamboo grove, while the earthy color
of the walls alludes to the architectural complex that houses Casacor Rio.
Beautiful bottles with poetry inside, from Sandra Gasparian, can be seen on the left.
◼ Bathrooms. In lieu of mirrors, NFTs from the Olhar 2022 exhibition are
shown on TVs.
The proposal of the bam'bo͞o bar 箂 is to bring the public into
a hybrid space, conceived in three dimensions:
▪ In-person. The physical space was designed for a multi-sensory
experience. Besides the surrounding natural landscape and the
magnificent view of the Tijuca Forest mountains, the space offers
gastronomy, works of art and musical performances.
▪ Integrated in-person. Both worlds – in-person and virtual – can be
experienced simultaneously at the bam'bo͞o bar 箂. Within the bamboo
grove, QR Code totems allow cell phone, augmented-reality access to
the Olhar 2022 exhibition organized by Carlos Vergara, where
holographic artworks mark the entrances to the space. In the lounge,
virtual reality headsets are available for entry into a metaverse
environment. TV sets in the bar and bathrooms display NFT artworks
from the Olhar 2022 exhibition. The space has its own Spotify playlist.
▪ Virtual. Gisele Taranto created a custom-designed Metaverse art
gallery in partnership with Byron Mendes, CEO of Metaverse Agency.
Access to the gallery is done through a link available in-space or
externally, for those who access Taranto’s social networks. The virtual
space, called Plastic or Post-Human Era, is a manifesto for the
protection of the environment. The gallery houses an exhibition of
generative art, and offers a cultural agenda and podcasts.
Link to the metaverse gallery: https://www.cryptovoxels.com/play?coords=W@1117E,893S
3D virtual tour: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=vqgjpJ1tMFv&play=1
Curatorship: Vanda Klabin (@vandaklabin) Photos: Andre Nazareth (@andrenazarethfoto), André Pinnola (@pinnolafotografia) About Casacor Rio: https://casacor.abril.com.br/mostras/rio-de-janeiro/ The space chosen by Gisele Taranto embraces the pool area next to a historic 19th century house listed by the Institute of National Historic and Artistic Heritage. It is surrounded by beautiful gardens and a large bamboo grove, integrated into the Atlantic Forest, overlooking the...
- Year 2022
- Work started in 2022
- Work finished in 2022
- Status Temporary works
- Type Associations/Foundations / Exhibition Design / Swimming Pools / Bars/Cafés / Interior Design / Exhibitions /Installations