A PLAY OF CONTRASTS
To celebrate the 16th Architecture Biennale, the Berengo Foundation of Venice is hosting an exhibition at Palazzo Franchetti featuring the design works of Memphis, the Italian group founded by Ettore Sottsass that challenged the minimalist fashion of the ‘80s with brightly coloured, iconoclastic designs inspired by Pop Art. The items designed by Memphis are displayed against the historical backdrop of Palazzo Franchetti, in an interesting play of contrasts. In addition to the exhibition, visitors will have a chance to admire the ‘Gilded Cage', an installation by artist-activist Ai Weiwei in the courtyard of the palace. This installation, formerly hosted in Central Park, New York, was originally used to highlight an awareness campaign on the theme of the global refugee crisis.
Memphis – Plastic Field
Fondazione Berengo – Palazzo Franchetti San Marco, 2847 fondazioneberengo.org