Environmental Design : EMERGING
February 17 thru March 12, 2004
Events + Exhibits

Pasadena City College Art Gallery
Closing Reception
March 12, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Art Center College of Design
SuperStudio: Life Without Objects

Williamson Gallery
Opening reception, Friday, March 12, 6 to 10 p.m.

Superstudio: Life Without Objects, is an exhibition of the avant-garde Italian design group that dominated radical thinking in design and architecture during the late 1960s and 1970s. It appears at Art Center College of Design's Williamson Gallery March 13 through May 30, 2004.
The exhibition revisits Superstudio’s ideas and work through photomontages, films, storyboards, sketches, and furniture drawn from the group’s archives and explores Superstudio’s enduring influence on contemporary architects and designers. Founded in Florence in 1966 by a group of radical architecture graduates – Christiano Toraldo di Francia, Piero Frassinelli, Alessandro and Roberto Magris, Adolfo Natalini, and Sandro Poli – Superstudio articulated the intellectual crisis of modernism by creating alternative visions of the future. The members of Superstudio were contemporaries of those who started
such avant-garde Italian design groups as Archizoom and Gruppo 9999.
The exhibitions opening reception will be preceded by a discussion and presentation, Friday, March 12, 4:30pm, in Art Center’s Los Angeles Times Media Center. Superstudio architect Gian Piero Frassinelli and exhibition co-curator William Menking will discuss the history, philosophy, influence and relevance of Superstudio.


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