The radical conceptual approach of Superstudio, a group of architects and artists founded in Florence in 1966, made 20th-century architecture history with the socio-critical design proposal The Continuous Monument: An Architectural Model for Total Urbanization (1969). The first and only constructed version of this design was realized in 1969 in Graz as part of the three-country biennial trigon 69: architektur und freiheit. Fifty years after Superstudio responded to the zeitgeist of the 1960s with a criticism of the notions of progress that defined the era, artists and architects of a younger generation now examine the social conditions that accompanied the production and reception of Superstudio’s ideas. Influenced by digital image production, they have developed an immersive environment for the exhibition Sorry, the file you have requested does not exist., which investigates the role of architects as space designers and explores the future potential of architectural tools. The presented positions address the increasing visualization of the present, questioning not just reality but also the agents that refer to it.

21.9.– 8.11.19

Exhibition

Haus der Architektur, Palais Thinnfeld
Mariahilferstraße 2
8020 Graz
♿ Venue accessible for wheelchairs

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Tue–Sun 10:00–18:00
Free admission

Artist talk: 20.9., 17:00

Opening: 21.9., 13:30

Artists: (ab)normal, Hironaka & Suib, Robin Klengel / Leonhard Müllner, Lion & Unicorn, Vojtěch Rada, Stéphanie Roland, Bernd Trasberger, and Superstudio
Curated by Ludwig Engel and BB Mak
Program Coordinators: Markus Bogensberger and Zerina Džubur
Scenography: Traumnovelle
Design: Julia Volkmar

The exhibition is part of the Future Architecture Platform.

In cooperation with Neue Galerie Graz—Universalmuseum Joanneum
With the kind support of the Italian Cultural Institute in Vienna

Supported by Eternit Österreich Gmbh and steirischer herbst ’19