Ausstellungsansicht / Exhibition view „Rebellische Pracht“ / "Unruly Splendor"

Unruly Splendor
Design Punk versus Bauhaus

26.05.2019 –

Gaudy décor, loud colours and curious connections of different style elements – these are the design features with which a new generation of designers emerged at the end of the 1970s in rebellion against the principles of “good form”.


Their daring opulence was aimed directly at the reduced, sober design language of Modernism. On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Bauhaus, we present a central movement of Europe-an design history that still astounds us. At the same time the project goes in search of artistic impulses for the present. At the centre of the exhibition stands the Anthologie Quartett collec-tion, which is today housed in the Archiv der Avantgarden (AdA) in Dresden.

With contributions by

Alchimia, Sergio Asti, Mario Bellini, Berghof / Landes / Rang (Norbert Berghof, Michael A. Landes, Wolfgang Rang), Sergio Calatroni, Antonio Citterio, Riccardo Dalisi, Elizabeth Garouste / Mattia Bonetti, Piero Gilardi, Ginbande (Uwe Fischer / Achim Heine), Annette Glatzl, Grischa Gödderz, Claudio Giunnelli, Vincenzo Iavicoli / Maria Luisa Rossi, Rainer Krause, Kunstflug (Heiko Bartels, Hardy Fischer, Harald Hullmann), Otto Künzli, Helmut Lang, Michele De Lucchi, Javier Mariscal, Memphis, Alessandro Mendini, Metamoderne, Adolfo Natalini, Paola Navone, Johannes Oppermann, Marcello Panza, Nathalie du Pasquier, Protos, Roberto Remi, Alessio Sarri, Luigi Serafini, Bořek Šípek, Ettore Sottsass, George J. Sowden, Philippe Starck, Stiletto (Frank Schreiner), Superstudio, Kenzō Takada, Tiger Tateishi, Matteo Thun, Trinks, Stephan Tschavgov / Hans-Heinz Frickel, Óscar Tusquets Blanca, Robert Venturi, Nanda Vigo, Daniel Weil / Gerard Taylor, Robert Wettstein

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Marta partners
Many thanks to the Marta Herford Corporate Partners and Corporate Premium Partners as well as the Marta Fund for New Art for their ongoing support of our program.