Waves of wood and art: museum with an international focus opens in Uruguay

A retrospective with over 50 works by the couple Christo and Jeanne-Claude and the music of Toquinho opened the doors to what is expected to be the permanent tone of the new Atchugarry Museum of Contemporary Art (MACA). Uruguay will be a showcase of international exhibitions.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In an event attended by thousands of people, the artistic alliance of Uruguayans Pablo Atchugarry and Carlos Ott was inaugurated for free public enjoyment.

The renowned sculptor, particularly in Italy, where he settled decades ago enamored with Carrara marble, expanded the concept of his already existing Foundation into a museum to exhibit his collection of acclaimed artists and host international exhibitions.

To carry out his project, he persuaded Uruguayan architect Carlos Ott, who 32 years ago, at the age of 43, won the competition to build the Bastille Opera House in Paris, to translate his idea . . .

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