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15 November 2017 — 10 February 2018

15 Nov 2017 — 10 Feb 2018

Alpenglühen:

100 years of Ettore Sottsass Jr

On the occasion of Ettore Sottsass’ 100th birthday this exhibition delves into the beginnings of Sottsass’ earlier years in Innsbruck and Turin, and his attempts at becoming an artist after serving in the Alpine Regiment during the second world war. As a designer he was convinced that objects needed to have sensuality. The Italian designer created a new genre where his creations possessed a spirit that went beyond the functional. Alpenglühen brings together contemporary art which plays with the notion of functionalism versus the romantic, idealistic and visionary.

 

“When I was young, all we ever heard about was functionalism, functionalism, functionalism. It’s not enough. Design should be sensual and exciting.”

 

“A chair must be really important as an object, because my mother always told me to offer my chair to a lady”

— Ettore Sottsass Jr.

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    Installation View

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    Installation View

  • Teapot

    Ettore Sottsass

    Teapot, 1973

  • Asteroid Blue Light

    Ettore Sottsass

    Asteroid Blue Light, circa 1968

    enameled aluminium, plastic, chrome-plated brass
    26 × 15.2 × 72.5cm

  • Amore Sottsass

    Jakob Lena Knebl

    Amore Sottsass, 2011

    colour photograph (photo by Georg Petermichl)
    30.5 × 45cm (unframed) 60.5 × 52cm (framed) • Ed: 1/5 +1 AP

  • Chap to Dine with

    Marina Faust

    Chap to Dine with, 2017

    inkjet print on acid free non photographic silk tissue paper lying on matt paper, aluminum and glass frame
    109 × 84cm

  • Chair

    Coco Crampton

    Chair, 2017

    wood, mdf, oil paint
    109 × 46 × 38cm

  • Red Grid

    Gilbert Bretterbauer

    Red Grid, 2016

    metal grid covered in threads
    125 × 70 × 22cm

  • Snake Bite

    Coco Crampton

    Snake Bite, 2017

    wood, oil paint, led light
    45 × 20.5 × 20.5cm • Ed: 1/18 +2 AP

  • Untitled

    Coco Crampton

    Untitled, 2017

    fibreglass, resin, paint, wool, polyester, filing
    54 × 50 × 50cm

  • Jasmine

    Camilla Løw

    Jasmine, 2017

    spray painted black steel and cord
    90 × 105cm

  • Untitled #1

    Siro Cugusi

    Untitled #1, 2017

    mixed media on paper
    33 × 24cm

  • Untitled #2

    Siro Cugusi

    Untitled #2, 2017

    mixed media on paper
    33 × 24cm

  • Composition Round and Square

    Magdalena Drwiega

    Composition Round and Square, 2017

    concrete, copper, aluminium, spray paint
    200 × 300 × 22cm

  • Fucktionalism

    Paul Kindersley

    Fucktionalism

  • Fucktionalism

    Paul Kindersley

    Fucktionalism

  • Fucktionalism

    Paul Kindersley

    Fucktionalism

  • Key

    Georg Petermichl

    Key, 2017

  • Schlüsselwerke

    Georg Petermichl

    Schlüsselwerke, 2017

    ceramics, glaze
    64 × 46cm

  • Gold earrings with ebony rods

    Ettore Sottsass

    Gold earrings with ebony rods, 1984–1986

  • Valentine

    Jenny van Sommers

    Valentine, 2017

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