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  • Tunic from the Wari culture, ca. 600–1000, camelid fibers. From “Nosso norte é o sul” (Our North Is the South).

    Tunic from the Wari culture, ca. 600–1000, camelid fibers. From “Nosso norte é o sul” (Our North Is the South).

    “Our North Is the South”

    Gomide & Co

    Just to the right of the entrance to Bergamin & Gomide hangs a small fresco on burlap by Joaquín Torres García. Constructivo América, 1942, distills the aesthetic principles that the modernist painter developed following his return to Uruguay from Europe in 1934. Ideograms of life in the Americas, from dugout canoes to skyscrapers, appear in an uneven and nonhierarchical grid, above which a sun, modeled after the Inca god Inti, shines its benevolent rays. The work is a perfect starting point for “Nosso norte é o sul”  (Our North Is the South), a compact yet ambitious exhibition that takes its

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