|2009 is the Year of France in Brazil, which is hosting a number of French cultural and artistic events. Brazil is also a great friend to the Little Prince and to Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Which explains why the city of São Paulo is hosting an exhibition dedicated exclusively to Saint-Exupéry and the Little Prince.
|The Oca pavilion is a futuristic building designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer in 1954. This giant exhibition pavilion, totalling 10,771 m² on four floors, is renowned for staging world-class art exhibitions. The Oca stands in Ibirapuera Park, in the very heart of São Paulo.
|The concept is as simple as it is appealing: whisk adults and children away on a journey into the world of the Little Prince, his philosophy, and the thinking of his author. Each floor constitutes a world of its own. At the start, the first exhibition space presents Saint-Exupéry, his period, his work and the origins of the Little Prince. The visitor then travels onwards through a series of themed worlds (the desert, the stars, the cosmos, etc.). Spaces like the Little Prince Cinema will offer the visitor an insight into the link to Saint-Exupéry’s book « Wind, Sand and Stars » (Terre des Hommes).
Son et lumière shows, dedicated sets and multimedia events immerse the visitor in another world, a different universe of which he becomes an integral part.
If this article sounds a little like a movie trailer, that’s because our team will soon be heading out to São Paulo, and it will be our great pleasure to share with you our experiences of this unique universe, the only one of its kind in the world, dedicated to the Little Prince. More later.
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