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Superstudio Migrazioni

Superstudio, Gli Atti Fondamentali, Vita (Supersuperficie), Viaggio da A a B, 1971<br> © Superstudio. Photo : Cristiano Toraldo di Francia
Superstudio, Gli Atti Fondamentali, Vita (Supersuperficie), Viaggio da A a B, 1971
© Superstudio. Photo : Cristiano Toraldo di Francia

Spanning architecture, design, art and anthropology, Superstudio’s work remains intriguingly contemporary. At first "super" and fundamentally realistic, and adopting consumption and production mechanisms in an ironic and critical manner, Superstudio’s architecture evolved to encompass "things, the body, the Earth," before dissolving all materiality, retaining only a symbolic dimension and blending with life itself.

Dates
Friday, January 15, 2021Sunday, May 16, 2021
Hours
10:30 - 18:00
Language(s)
EN / FR / NL
Place
CIVA
Tickets

Reservation is mandatory (click here) Adults: 10€ / -18 : free / -26, jobseekers and 65+: € 5 / Article 27: 1,25€ / museumpassmusées: free

Curator(s)
Emmanuelle Chiappone-Piriou
Partner
Project supported by the Italian Council (7th Edition, 2019) program to promote Italian contemporary art in the world by the Directorate-General for Contemporary Creativity of the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism

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Begun in 1966, Superstudio’s adventure led its members to speculate, for more than a decade, on the ways in which to inhabit the world as transformed by capitalist forces and technological evolutions. This is what the exhibition explores through the prism of ‘migrations’ (migrazioni). Borrowed from Superstudio’s vocabulary, this notion serves as a conceptual and poetic key to dive into the group’s architecture, which its members understood as an activity of production, elaboration and continuous transmission of ideas.

The exhibition proposes a thematic and chronological journey through what is still one of the most radical and original bodies of work of the twentieth-century architectural production. Crossing traditional disciplinary categories and geographic borders, Superstudio’s projects have travelled in the globalized world they depicted, from Florence to Tokyo. The group’s critical and excessive visions circulated widely and were at the heart of the dialogues Superstudio developed with some of the protagonists of the architectural scene in the second half of the twentieth century. Alongside the group’s oeuvre, the exhibition will present the work of 9999, Archizoom, Hiromi Fujii, Hans Hollein, Arata Isozaki, Rem Koolhaas, Ugo La Pietra, Leonardo Ricci, Aldo Rossi, Leonardo Savioli, Ettore Sottsass and Bernard Tschumi.

Superstudio Migrazioni features the group’s inventive and elegantly crafted works (photocollages, drawings, installations, models and films) alongside industrial design objects and furniture, revealing the wide range of the group’s projects. The exhibition benefits from the exceptional loan of the original works from the Centre Pompidou collection and from Superstudio’s archives: some exhibits have not been shown for more than 15 years.

A series of events and tours make it possible to engage with Superstudio’s oeuvre in a variety of ways and reveal how, fifty years after the group’s creation, their work resonates strikingly with our contemporary world.

 

Curator

Emmanuelle Chiappone-Piriou, in dialogue with Cédric Libert

Scientific Council

Olivier Cinqualbre (Centre Pompidou, Mnam-CCI)
Beatrice Lampariello (UCLouvain)
Gabriele Mastrigli (Università di Camerino)
Véronique Patteeuw (ENSAP Lille)
Aurélien Vernant (Architecture de Collection)
Yûki Yoshikawa (Centre Pompidou, Mnam-CCI)

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Catalogue (click here) 

 

Superstudio Migrazioni - Exhibition Movie by Studio Alfons Meyer from CIVA on Vimeo.

Superstudio, Un catalogo di ville, 1968 – 1970, Villa suburbana A6, Villa Cubica, 1969. © Cristiano Toraldo di Francia. Archivio Toraldo di Francia, Filottrano (AN) Italy
Superstudio, Il Monumento Continuo, 1969–1970, Nel deserto del Sahara, 1969. Graphite on paper, mounted on photograph printed on rotogravure, scotch. © Archivio Superstudio
Superstudio, Istogrammi d’architettura, 1969–1973, Giorno / Notte, 1970. © Photo. Cristiano Toraldo di Francia. Archivio Toraldo di Francia, Filottrano
Superstudio, Misura series, 1969–1972, Visita primaverile nello showroom (with Angiolino and Gino Lepri), 1970. © Photo. Cristiano Toraldo di Francia. Archivio Toraldo di Francia, Filottrano
Superstudio, L’architettura interplanetaria, 1970–1971, Autostrada Terra-Luna. © Photocollage. Archivio Toraldo di Francia, Filottrano
Superstudio, Gli Atti Fondamentali, Vita (Supersuperficie), 1971 – 1972, Supersurface Sunset, 1971. Photo-collage and ballpoint pen on photographic print and illustrated paper. © Centre Pompidou, Mnam-CCI
Superstudio, Supersuperficie, Italy: The New Domestic Landscape, MoMA, 1972, Original microenvironment for the exhibition. © Photo. Cristiano Toraldo di Francia. Archivio Toraldo di Francia, Filottrano
Superstudio, Gli Atti Fondamentali, Educazione, 1971–1972, Educazione 3, 1971. Collages, graphite and tracing paper on cardboard. © Archivio Adolfo Natalini
Superstudio Gli Atti Fondamentali, Vita (Supersuperficie) 1971-72 Viaggio da A a B, 1971. Photography of the original photomontage. © Archivio Toraldo di Francia, Filottrano
Superstudio, Gli Atti Fondamentali, Vita (Supersuperficie), 1971–1972, L’accampamento 1971. Photocollage, China ink and felt-tip pen on paper. © Centre Pompidou, Mnam-CCI
Superstudio, Untitled, 1968. Oil pastels and China ink on tracing paper. © Centre Pompidou, Mnam-CCI
Superstudio and Archizoom, Superarchitettura exhibition, Pistoia, 1966, Adolfo Natalini. © Photo. Cristiano Toraldo di Francia. Archivio Toraldo di Francia, Filottrano
Superstudio, Il Monumento Continuo, 1969–1970, Arizona desert, 1969. Collage on photographic print. © Centre Pompidou, Mnam-CCI
Superstudio, Le dodici Città Ideali, 1971, Seconda città: Città Coclea Temporale. Print, green ink, graphite on paper mounted on carboard. © Centre Pompidou, Mnam-CCI
Superstudio, Superstudio, 08.02.1968. Oil pastel, black felt-tip pen on tracing paper. © Centre Pompidou, Mnam-CCI
Superstudio, Passiflora, 1966–1967. Lamp prototype in Perspex. © Centre Pompidou, Mnam-CCI
Superstudio, Il Monumento Continuo, 1969 – 1970, Positano, 1969. Collage, graphite and prints on tracing paper, original mount. © Centre Pompidou, Mnam-CCI
Superstudio, Laminato plastico serigrafato, Abet Print, 1969, Small grid. China ink on Bristol cardboard. © Centre Pompidou, Mnam-CCI
Sofo sofa and armchair, Poltronova, 1967–1968, Adolfo Natalini, Cristiano and Isabella Toraldo di Francia Villa Mercedes, 1968. © Photo. Cristiano Toraldo di Francia. Archivio Toraldo di Francia, Filottrano
Superstudio, Gli Atti Fondamentali, Vita (Supersuperficie), 1971–1972, L’accampamento 1971. Photocollage, China ink and felt-tip pen on paper. © Centre Pompidou, Mnam-CCI
Superstudio, Laminato plastico serigrafato, Abet Print, 1969, Migrazione o Il volo. Black felt-tip pen on photographic print, light blue cardboard. © Centre Pompidou, Mnam-CCI
Superstudio, Un catalogo di ville, 1968 – 1970, Villa suburbana A6, Villa Cubica model, 1968. Cardboard, graph paper and brass. © Centre Pompidou, Mnam-CCI