学院动态

展览预告|意大利孟菲斯x同济在地设计展

作者:2020-11-25

 

 

 

孟菲斯学派是迄今为止最后一个真正产生全球影响力的设计运动。上个世界七十年代末,它因为反对现代主义设计对人性和情感的漠视而横空出世。它的出现打破了当时主流的功能主义的权威,肯定了一种更具感官性和标志性的方法。

后来这种行动意愿又发展成了一家拥有全球网络的公司,这家公司有来自世界各地的20余名建筑师和设计师,他们主要设计家具和物品。

四十年后的今天,技术、经济和社会已经发生了翻天覆地的变化,但我们对人、人性和人文价值的追问却变得前所未有地富有意义。当年最为年轻的孟菲斯创始成员Aldo Cibic教授,现在已经成为举世闻名的大师。而他策划的这个展览,就是希望在这个人工智能时代,再次开展一场对人类价值的讨论———关乎人类情感和人之为人的尊严。

A meeting of the Memphis group in Asolo, Italy, December 1983

(founder Ettore Sottsass is fifth from the left) © Courtesy Memphis Srl

So far, Memphis is the most recent design movement with global influence. In the late 1970s, it came into being, because it stood against modern design’s ignorance of human nature and emotion. Its work represented a temporal rupture of the dominant functionalist tendencies that existed in these days, affirming a more sensorial and iconic approach.

Memphis subsequently developed into a company with an international distributive network for the making of furniture and objects designed by some twenty architects and designers from all over the world.

40 years later, tremendous changes have taken place in technology, economy and society, but our inquiry into human, human nature and human value has never vanished, and even more meaningful than ever. Professor Aldo Cibic, the youngest founder of Memphis, has become a design master with global impact. As the curator of the exhibition, Aldo wants to introduce a new discussion on human value in this era of artificial intelligence: it involves human emotion and human dignity.

《金融时报》近期也对孟菲斯运动做了专题报道。赞赏其在世界各地的馆作品,几十年来仍然色彩生动如初,一直受到大众追捧孟菲斯运动虽然结束了,但是孟菲斯精神将与我们同在。“Has there ever been any worse design than Memphis? Or any better? The movement might be over but Memphis is still very much with us.”——《Financial Times》

Show-off style: the Memphis collection at Milan’s Post Design Gallery

© Luca Miserocchi, Courtesy Memphis Srl

策展人寄语/Message from the Curator

Aldo Cibic

On this occasion, I find myself in the strange situation of being both the curator and a witness of the whole story, as one of the founders of this movement.

Everything began with Sottsass, who was 64 years old at the time – the same age I am now – and surrounded himself with a group of young people, not even in their thirties. Apart from this group, he also called on friends around the world who were ready to do something that would make a break with the past. They included outstanding names in architecture, like Michael Graves, Hans Hollein, Arata Isozaki, and even the great Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake.

When the first Memphis collection was presented in Milan in September 1981, composed of furniture, objects and decorations on various materials, it was as if the expectation of change that was in the air had taken on material form. It was something no one had ever seen before: in a period in which functionalism was the dominant culture, Memphis represented a breakthrough, encouraging a more sensorial and iconic approach.

My feeling is that the energy that you sense in Shanghai today is in some way the same that could be felt in Milan at that time; today, however, it is not about a revolutionary disruption of design, but about a way of putting together technology, humankind and the earth.

40 years later, this small but precious exhibition can remind us that we need to have the courage to believe in a vision that does not let itself be influenced by the market, but by the need to express the spirit of the times.

孟菲斯运动标志着二十世纪80年代初,一场不限于设计界的重大变革。

作为这场运动的发起人之一,我既是整个故事的见证者,同时又是本次展览的策展人,此情此景,这种感觉十分奇妙。

一切都始于意大利设计师埃托尔·索特萨斯(Ettore Sottsass)。那时他已经64岁了,和我现在年龄一样,一群不到三十多岁的年轻人跟随着他。除了身边的人,他还联络了世界各地踌躇满志的朋友,准备一起做一些与过去决裂的大事。他们之中包括不少建筑界的杰出人物,如迈克尔·格雷夫斯(Michael Graves)、汉斯·霍尔莱因(Hans Hollein)、矶崎遥田(Arata Isozaki),甚至还有伟大的日本时尚设计师三宅一生(Issey Miyake)。首个孟菲斯展于1981年9月在米兰展出,展品由家具、物件和各种材料制成的装饰品组成。那时,弥漫在空气中的、对变革的渴望彷佛落为目所能及的现实。在功能主义主导文化的时代,孟菲斯主义是前人闻所未闻的,它鼓励更具感知性的、标志性的设计方式,是一次全新的突破。

我能感受到,今天人们在上海所感知到的活力,在某种程度上与当时米兰展的成效是一样的;然而今天,它并非是一次设计上的革命性颠覆,而是一种技术、人类和自然三者相交相融的体现。

四十年后的今天,这次规模虽小却弥足珍贵的展览能够提醒我们,要有勇气相信还未实现的美好愿景,设计本身不应完全被市场所左右,传递时代精神才是它更为重要的使命。

展览日期/Exhibition Time

2020.11.27 - 2020.12.25

November 27 – December 25, 2020

展览地点/Exhibition Venue

  • 11.27-12.05 四平路1230号同济大学建筑设计研究院1楼 (11.27日13:30-17:00,11.28-12.05日 9:00-17:00)

  • 12.06-12.25 四平路1239号同济大学运筹楼1楼展厅(9:30-17:00 仅向同济大学校内师生开放)

  • 2020.11.27-December 05, 2020

  • First Floor, Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd., 1230 Siping Rd.

  • December 06-December 25, 2020 (*Open to Tongji University faculty and students)

  • Exhibition Hall, First Floor, Yunchou Building, Tongji University, 1239 Siping Rd.


关于展品(部分)Exhibits



主办单位:同济大学
承办单位:Cibic Workshop, Memphis Srl
协办单位:同济大学中意学院、同济大学设计创意学院
支持单位:同济大学建筑设计研究院(集团)有限公司、崖空间
Host: Tongji University
Organizer: Cibic Workshop, Memphis Srl
Co-organizer: Sino-Italian Campus at Tongji University
College of Design and Innovation at Tongji University
Sponsor: Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd., YASPACE

同时感谢其他策展团队成员对本次展览做出的贡献!
展览协调| 王睿妍
翻译校对| 徐冠男、余宙、杨曼
Appreciation also goes to the following members of the curation team
Exhibition Coordination: WANG Ruiyan
Translation: XU Guannan, YU Zhou, YANG Man

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