Boundless Reality: Traveler Artists’ Landscapes of Latin America from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection
Boundless Reality: Traveler Artists’ Landscapes of Latin America from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection

A dual-site exhibition co-organized by the Americas Society and Hunter College, Boundless Reality presents a wide range of nineteenth-century landscapes of Latin America from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection. The exhibition was concerned with the transference of knowledge from South America to Europe, and the crucial role that landscape played as mediators in this exchange. Working closely with the project’s curators, Project Projects developed the identity, exhibition design, and exhibition graphics.

Finding its concept in the primacy of books in the exhibition, the identity plays with the format of the title page—centered headers and footers, set in Founders Grotesk, which frame the body text of a given panel. A thin orange line recurs as a punctuating, horizon-inspired element while the exhibition’s overall palette echoes the earthiness and sublime lighting of many of the landscapes presented. Custom vitrines, designed to evoke narratives of transportation and crates, array in long undulating lines recalling the rivers that were the primary means of exploration.

2015