Guests from across the globe gathered in a mesmerising setting: the Niterói Contemporary Art Museum (MAC), designed by celebrated Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer.

The landmark building, that looks like it has landed on the side of a hill overlooking Guanabara Bay, facing Rio, was built in 1991 and inaugurated in 1996. The white structure is reflected in a pool surrounding its cylindrical base, “like a flower”, as the modernist architect described it.

In this fascinating setting, photographer Saskia Lawaks captured the guests a few seconds before the show, taking their seat in the front row. Among the celebrities present: Alicia Vikander, Jaden Smith, Zendaya, Doona Bae, Liu Wen, Catherine Deneuve, Sophie Charlotte…

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