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The Last Avant-Garde, radical design in Italy 1966-1986

Monday February 27th 2017 by Peter Thomas Lang

THE LAST AVANT-GARDE. RADICAL DESIGN IN ITALY 1966 – 1988

The exhibition The last avant-garde presents a survey of design in Italy in the 1960s, 70s and 80s. In these years design studios such as Archizoom, Superstudio, Alchymia and Memphis and designers such as Andrea Branzi, Ettore Sottsass and Matteo Thun developed a radical new vision of design and society. The architectural experiments, suggestions for utopian housing and playful designs they presented have lost none of their topicality.

This is the first time that an overview of the last Italian avant-garde is presented in an exhibition in the Netherlands.

18 February – 11 June 2017

LINK TO EXHIBITION SITE:

http://www.sm-s.nl/exhibitions/detail/278/

LINK TO LECTURE (IN DUTCH)

http://www.sm-s.nl/exhibitions/detail/283/programma-voorjaar-2017

Peter Lang presents “Italy the New Domestic Landscape, the Environments”:

March 10, 15:00 at the Stedelijk Museum.

The presentation will include an overview of the exhibition on the exhibition, Environments and Counter Environments, Italy the New Domestic Landscape, MoMA 1972

with a rare screening of the 8 short films produced for the original exhibition.

Mario Bellini

Alberto Rosselli

Zanuso/Sapper

Joe Colombo

Gae Aulenti

Ettore Sottsass Jr.

Gaetano Pesce

Superstudio