MuDeTo Yearbook - Vol. III | MUDETO - Museo del Design Toscano Association

MUDETO - Museo del Design Toscano Association
 FROM APRIL 2018 | MuDeTo Yearbook - Vol. III

















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Artist Dave Muller presents Now Where Were We?, his temporary re-installation of Mia's contemporary art galleries. Muller collaborated with Mia's Curator and Head of Contemporary Art Gabriel Ritter and staff to explore the encyclopedic museum's vast collection, selecting and combining artworks from disparate times and places.
Muller's murals and artworks span three of Mia's galleries and will be on view through December 17, 2017. Within the transformed spaces, a 1960s-style smiley face looks over a wall of masks from cultures across the world, a pair of headphones float towards the ceiling behind Nick Cave's Sound Suit, and Japanese prints from the 1920s and 50s share a wall with a depiction of Mount Rushmore. The re-installation invites visitors to consider these artworks in a new way, beyond their original time and place, and join in the conversations that arise from this new configuration.
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Thursday-Friday 11am-5pm.

Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia)
 > 17 DEC. 2017 
2400 Third Avenue S - Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404
T +1 888 642 2787 | F +1 612 870 3004

The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation is pleased to announce The Intersectional Self, an exhibition centered on gender and feminist politics in the age of trans-identity, on view from February 9 through May 19, 2017.
Featuring the work of Janine Antoni, Andrea Bowers, Patty Chang, Abigail DeVille, Ana Mendieta, Catherine Opie, Adrian Piper, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Cindy Sherman, and Martha Wilson, this exhibition questions how notions of femininity (and alternately, masculinity) have shifted in the context of newly defined gender identities, and how family structures have been subsequently reimagined and, ultimately, examines how feminism in its many forms has changed the world as we know it.
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 11am-6pm.

The 8th Floor
 > 19 MAY 2017 
17 West 17th Street, 8th Floor - New York, NY 10011

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) announces the complete reinstallation of its seventh floor with three new contemporary exhibitions - A Slow Succession with Many Interruptions, William Kentridge: The Refusal of Time and Runa Islam: Verso on view through April 2, 2017.
This exhibition reflects on how artists have responded to the evolving conditions of the 21st century. Throughout the exhibition are profound meditations on exile, displacement, loss, and desire as artists connect their personal narratives with larger cultural histories; test and reinterpret technology; unearth and retell forgotten stories; and celebrate and reconstruct intimacy and identity. Curated by assistant curator of painting and sculpture Jenny Gheith, the presentation features work by 40 artists including Tauba Auerbach, Lutz Bacher, Tacita Dean, Trisha Donnelly, Emily Jacir, Sam Lewitt, Mark Manders, Paulina Olowska, Catherine Opie, Walid Raad, Doris Salcedo, Tino Sehgal and Danh Vo.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
 > 02 APR. 2017 
151 3rd St - San Francisco, CA 94103

For over 30 years, Raymond Pettibon has been chronicling the history, mythology, and culture of America with a prodigious and distinctive voice. Through his drawings' signature interplay between image and text, he moves between historical reflection, emotional longing, poetic wit, and strident critique. Since the late 1960s, he has produced thousands of drawings and energetic installations that have been executed in museums and galleries around the world. These works poignantly evoke the country's shifting values across time, from the idealistic postwar period in which he was born to the collapse of the American counterculture in the '70s and '80s to the painful military and social conflicts of the present.
Raymond Pettibon. A Pen of All Work February 8-April 9, 2017.

New Museum
 > 09 APR. 2017 
235 Bowery - New York, NY 10002

Nick Cave, the Chicago-based artist celebrated for his wearable sculptures called "Soundsuits," turns expectations inside out at MASS MoCA in a new immersive installation titled Until. Using MASS MoCA's signature football field-sized gallery, Cave creates his largest, most complex, and politically poignant installation to date.
Often seen as celebrations of movement and material, Cave's first Soundsuit, made out of twigs, was a direct response to the Rodney King beating, a visual image about social justice that was both brutal and empowering. Until -a play on the phrase "innocent until proven guilty," or in this case "guilty until proven innocent"-addresses issues of gun violence, gun control policy, race relations, and gender politics in America today. Just as the violence around the Rodney King beating was the impetus to his early work, the death of black men such as Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, and Michael Brown drive his imagery today.
Until September 2017. Hours: Wednesday-Monday 11am-5pm.

 > SEP. 2017 
1040 MASS MoCA Way - North Adams, MA 01247
T +1 413 662 2111 |

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) presents the exhibition Tomás Saraceno: Stillness in Motion-Cloud Cities, by artist Tomás Saraceno, on view at the museum through May 21, 2017. Organized by the SFMOMA Architecture and Design department, the exhibition includes an immersive site-specific cloudscape installation of suspended tension structures and floating sculptures, as well as explorations of the intricate constructions of spider webs.
"Visually provocative and conceptually rigorous, Saraceno's practice merges art, architecture and science in a compelling, pragmatic and poetic way," said Joseph Becker, associate curator of architecture and design at SFMOMA.
The exhibition remains on view until May 21, 2017.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
 > 21 MAY 2017 
151 3rd St - San Francisco, CA 94103 USA

The Center for Italian Modern Art (CIMA) is pleased to announce its exhibition for the 2016-17 season, which presents Italian masters Giorgio de Chirico and Giulio Paolini together for the first time. On view October 14, 2016 through June 24, 2017, Giorgio de Chirico - Giulio Paolini / Giulio Paolini - Giorgio de Chirico will be the fourth annual installation mounted by CIMA, which promotes public appreciation for and new scholarship in 20th century Italian art.
This exhibition explores the direct ties between two artists born in different centuries but characterized by deep affinities: the founder of metaphysical painting, Giorgio de Chirico (1888-1978), and leading conceptual artist Giulio Paolini (b. 1940). Highlights include several metaphysical masterpieces by de Chirico not seen in the U.S. in half a century, as well as other paintings and drawings from the 1910s to 1950s. Works by Paolini span from the 1960s to the present, including a new series of works on paper and site-specific installations by the artist created especially for this exhibition.
October 14, 2016-June 24, 2017. Hours: Friday and Saturday for guided visits only, at 11am, 1pm, 3pm, and 5pm; registration required.

Center for Italian Modern Art
 > 27 JUN. 2017 
421 Broome Street, 4th floor - New York, NY 10013
T +1 646 370 3596

Over the past 30 years, Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist (b. 1962) has achieved international renown as a pioneer of video art and multimedia installations. Her mesmerizing works envelop viewers in sensual, vibrantly colored kaleidoscopic projections that fuse the natural world with the technological sublime.
Referring to her art as a "glorification of the wonder of evolution," Rist maintains a deep sense of curiosity that pervades her explorations of physical and psychological experiences. Her works bring viewers into unexpected, all-consuming encounters with the textures, forms, and functions of the living universe around us.
Occupying the three main floors of the New Museum, this installation created specifically will be the most comprehensive presentation of Rist's work in New York to date. It will include work spanning the artist's entire career, from her early single-channel videos of the 1980s, which explore the representation of the female body in popular culture, to her recent expansive video installations, which transform architectural spaces into massive dreamlike environments enhanced by hypnotic musical scores.
On view from October 26, 2016 through January 15, 2017, Pipilotti Rist: Pixel Forest is curated by Massimiliano Gioni.

New Museum
 > 15 JAN. 2017 
235 Bowery New York, NY 10002 - USA

Recent United Nations figures suggest that 65 million individuals worldwide are refugees, asylum seekers, and internally displaced persons.
The ways in which architecture and design have addressed contemporary notions of shelter, as seen through migration and global refugee emergencies, will be explored in the exhibition Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter. Bringing together works by architects, designers, and artists in a range of mediums and scales that respond to the complex circumstances brought about by forced displacement, the exhibition focuses on conditions that disrupt conventional images of the built environment as an arbiter of modernity and globalization.
January 22, 2017. Hours: Monday-Sunday 10:30am- 5:30pm, Friday 10:30am-8pm.

The Museum of Modern Art
 > 22 JAN. 2017 
11 West 53 Street | New York, NY 10019 - USA
T +1 212 708 9400

Feminism Is Politics! is an inquiry into what is conceptualized by feminists and queer/lesbians in the 21st century as New Feminism. The exhibition features video, performance works and art activism that address the feminist position in action and redefine the notion of "political" within the new millennium's paradigm of uncertainty and precarity.
September 28-November 23, 2016. Hours: Monday-Saturday 11am-6pm, Thursday 11am-8pm.

Pratt Manhattan Gallery
 > 23 NOV. 2016 
144 West 14th Street, Second Floor - New York, NY 10011
T (212) 647 7778

Simone Leigh: The Waiting Room will consider the possibilities of disobedience, desire, and self-determination as they manifest in resistance to an imposed state of deferral and debasement. Whereas patience, pragmatism, and austerity often underscore political debates surrounding the failures of public health care, Leigh finds inspiration in parallel histories of urgency, agency, and intervention embraced by social movements, black communities, and women.
June 22-September 18, 2016.

New Museum
 > 18 SEP. 2016 
235 Bowery - New York, NY 10002

TOTAH presents Light Unveiled, a solo exhibition of watercolors by Lauretta Vinciarelli. From June 9 through September 18, Light Unveiled, compiles a chronological survey of Vinciarelli's works, spanning almost two decades of creation (from 1990 to 2007).
Until September 18, 2016. Hours: Wednesday-Sunday 11am-6pm.

 > 18 SEP. 2016 
183 Stanton Street - New York, NY 10002
T +1 212 582 6111

The Glass House is pleased to present Yayoi Kusama: Narcissus Garden, a landscape installation that will be on view throughout the 2016 tour season to celebrate the 110th anniversary of Philip Johnson's birth and the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Glass House site to the public. First created 50 years ago in 1966 for the 33rd Venice Biennale, this iteration of Narcissus Garden will be incorporated into the Glass House's 49-acre landscape.
Special installation: Infinity polka dots on the Glass House. Until November 30, 2016. September 1-26, 2016. Hours: Thursday-Monday 9:30am-5:30pm.

The Glass House
 > 30 NOV. 2016 
199 Elm Street - New Canaan, CT 06840

This summer, The Phillips Collection presents the work of German artist Bettina Pousttchi, which explores the history and memory of architecture. The exhibition is part of the Phillips's ongoing Intersections series that highlights contemporary art and artists in conversation with the museum's permanent collection, history, and architecture.
Bettina Pousttchi: Double Monuments. June 9-October 2, 2016.

The Phillips Collection
 > 02 OCT. 2016 
1600 21st Street NW - Washington, DC 20009
T +1 202 387 2151

The Brooklyn Museum's Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, presents the third and final installation of Agitprop! , an exhibition that explores the legacy and continued power of politically engaged art. The fully realized exhibition opens on April 6 and will be on view through August 7 with a dynamic and thought-provoking installation featuring a full range of material, including photography and film, prints and banners, street actions and songs, and TV shows, social media, and performances.
April 6-August 7, 2016 Hours: Wednesday-Sunday 11am-6pm, Thursday 11am-10pm.

Brooklyn Museum
 > 07 AUG. 2016 
200 Eastern Parkway - Brooklyn, NY 11238

WONDER, the debut exhibition at the newly renovated Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, celebrates the opening of the historic building with immersive installations by nine leading contemporary artists-Jennifer Angus, Chakaia Booker, Gabriel Dawe, Tara Donovan, Patrick Dougherty, Janet Echelman, John Grade, Maya Lin and Leo Villareal.
The artists featured in this exhibition were selected for their ability to transform spaces through installation and for their focus on process and materials. Each was invited to select a gallery in the Renwick while the building was closed for a major two-year renovation and then create an installation inspired by that space.
On view for six months until July 10, 2016.

Smithsonian American Art Museum
 > 10 JUL. 2016 
Pennsylvania Avenue at 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20006

Venetian Glass by Carlo Scarpa: The Venini Company, 1932-1947, > 2 MAR. 2014, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York - U.S.A.Carlo Scarpa (Italian, 1906-1978) created a singular and multifaceted body of work in architecture and design.
In 1932, while in his mid-twenties, Scarpa was hired by Paolo Venini, the company's founder, as an artistic consultant. Located on the Venetian island of Murano, where the glassblowing tradition reaches back hundreds of years, the Venini factory quickly became a center of innovation, with Scarpa leading the way.
Organized chronologically, the pieces in the exhibition Venetian Glass by Carlo Scarpa: The Venini Company, 1932-1947 will be divided into groups according to technique. Radical in nature, Scarpa's glass designs went far beyond being perceived merely as decorative or utilitarian objects. They immediately attracted the attention of critics, one of whom wrote that "this production is really at the avant-garde of modernity." The exhibition is an adaptation of Carlo Scarpa. Venini 1932-1947, organized by the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, and Pentagram Stiftung for presentation at Le Stanze del Vetro, Venice last year. November 5, 2013-March 2, 2014.

Metropolitan Museum of Art
 > 2 MAR. 2014 
New York | Tel +1 212 570395

The "global" furniture Tuttuno (prod. Turri Giosuč and Sons, Bovisio MI) has been acquired for the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art of New York.
Designed by Carlo Bimbi e Nilo Gioacchini in 1969 and, in the same year, presented at the Abet Print competition in the M.I.A. of Monza, it was re-elaborated later by Internotredici and exhibited in 1972 at the MoMA of New York n the show Italy: The New Domestic Landscape.

Carlo Bimbi Design
Via Torcicoda, 24/A - 50142 Firenze
Telefono: 055 707322

Nilo Gioacchini Design
Loc. Bardiglioni 50066 Pelago FI Italia
Tel. +39 (055) 8326789 +39 (335) 6001228

Edited by:
Gabriella Masiello