According to Art Newspaper, Rio de Janeiro’s Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (CCBB) was home to three of the 2011’s 10 most-visited exhibitions.
Many in the art world might be surprised to learn that the mind-bending illusionist M.C. Escher exhibit “The Magical World of Escher” at CCBB was the most popular of 2011, bringing in nearly 10,000 visitors each day it was open.
To compare, the impressive showing of “Alexander McQueen” at the Metropolitan Museum in New York still brought in 1,500 fewer people than the CCBB’s “Escher”.
Though it was the Escher exhibit that topped the list, two others kept CCBB, whose admission is free, at the top.
Japanese artist Mariko Mori’s futuristic mix of eastern and western influence in “ONENESS” had visitors standing in awe of her impressive work, and American new media artist Laurie Anderson’s “I IN U—EU EM TU” exhibit of stories, lyrics, and paintings threaded through corridors and along architectural elements connect visitors to different areas with various forms of art, from multi media performances to “inventions” of sorts.
Take a look at the art that made Rio’s Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil one of the most visited art museums in the world.
M.C. Escher: The Magical World of Escher
Mariko Mori: ONENESS
Laurie Anderson: IN U—EU EM TU