ONLY ITALIAN VENUE
Night Fever. Designing Club Culture 1960 – Today.
An exhibition by the Vitra Design Museum and ADAM - Brussels Design Museum
Press preview: Thursday June 6, 12pm
Opening: Thursday June 6, 6pm
Centro per l’arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci is delighted to present Night Fever. Designing Club Culture 1960 – Today, an exhibition produced by the Vitra Design Museum and ADAM – Brussels Design Museum that arrives at Pecci as the only Italian venue. The polyhedral and multidisciplinary project, with a specific focus on #architecture and design, represents once again the attention of the Centro to the many languages of #contemporaneity, and the more recent aim to investigate the non-conventional areas of knowledge to collect and deepen the testimonies of counter-culture.
Nightclubs are epicenters of contemporary culture. During the 21st century they questioned the prefix codes of collective leisure and allowed to experiment alternatives lifestyles. In #nightclubs we see the most advanced #design, graphic and #fashion, lights, sound and special effects manifest as one to create a modern Gesamtkunstwerk.
#Night Fever. Designing #Club Culture 1960 – Today considers the history of clubbing, with examples ranging from Italian #clubs of the 1960s, created by the protagonists of Radical Design, to the legendary Studio 54 designed by Ian Shrager in #NewYork (1977-80); from the Les Bains Douches by Philippe Starck in #Paris (1978) to the more recent Double Clud in #London by the German artist Carsten Höller for Fondazione Prada. The exhibition features films, vintage photographs, posters, clothing and artworks, as well as a series on light and sound installation, which will take visitors on a fascinating journey through a world of glamour, subcultures and in search of the night that never ends