Marcello Panza: Klingsor, from the series "Atlantide", 1987 (draft), collection anthologie quartett, © the artist, photo: Francesco Tapinassi

Unruly Splendor
Design Punk versus Bauhaus
26.05. – 01.09.2019

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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

Studio Alchimia, Archizoom, Ginbande, Hans Hollein, Rainer Krause, Kunstflug, Memphis, Alessandro Mendini, Marcello Panza, Bořek Šípek, Ettore Sottsass, Philippe Starck, Superstudio, Matteo Thun, Robert Venturi, Daniel Weil & Gerard Taylor, Robert Wettstein and many others


Thank you


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