Artist/Designer: Matteo Thun and Georgio Galli
b. 1952, Blozano, Italy (Thun)
Title: The Heavy Dress: Manifest of Architecture 1987 Poster
Medium: Poster printed with matte ink on paper
Dimensions: 19.75"h x 32.25"
Details: Unframed Poster. Very good condition, except for some unavoidable scuffs in matte black areas.
Notes from the Archive: The exhibition concept included 9 architectural models and 10 drawings which have been "dressed" with new surface decoration to offer new possibilities for updating the urban image. Proposals in the exhibition included designs for a Museum of Modern Art, a Media Tower, Starhotels, World Bank Headquarters, a International Sports Tower, a Space Communications Tower, a Fashion Tower, Interpetrol Tower, a Airline Union Center, and a Religious Headquarters. "The Heavy Dress: A Manifesto of Architecture" exhibition was conceived by Matteo Thun and produced in Milan, Italy with work from his colleagues; Constantin Boym (note printed as Boyim on poster), Frank Clementi, Maurizion Favetta, Scott Prentice, Christopher Deam and Rich Romig. Exhibition traveled to the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts in Vienna, the Frankfurt Museum of Architecture, the Musee Des Arts Decoratifs in Montreal with additional US stops in Dallas and Chicago. A few photos are shown below from the exhibition opening in Chicago sponsored by Chiasso 1989.
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