Night Fever. Designing Club Culture.

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Night Fever. Designing Club Culture 1960 – Today Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci PRATO | ITALY- JUNE 07, 2019-OCTOBER 06, 2019

Night Fever. Designing Club Culture 1960 – Today
Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci PRATO | ITALY- JUNE 07, 2019-OCTOBER 06, 2019

Night Fever. Designing Club Culture 1960 – Today – Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci  PRATO | ITALY.

JUNE 07, 2019-OCTOBER 06, 2019 

NNight 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 created by Ian Schrager in New York (1977-80); from the Les Bains Douches by Philippe Starck in Paris (1978) to the more recent Double Club in London (2008), by the German artist Carsten Höller for Fondazione Prada. The exhibition features films, vintage photographs, posters, clothing and artworks, as well as a series of 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.

The exhibition follows a chronological itinerary that begins in the 1960s, exploring the emergence of nightclubs as spaces where for the first time the act of dancing is transformed in a collective ritual officiated in a fantastic world of lights, sounds and colors. Electric Circus (1967), designed by architect Charles Forberg and renowned graphic  designers Chermayeff & Geismar, was a beacon of New York subculture, which influenced many clubs in Europe thanks to its multidisciplinary approach, including Space Electronic (1969) in Florence. Designed by the collective Gruppo 9999, this was one of several nightclubs associated with Italy’s avant-garde Radical Architecture. The exhibition also features Piper in Turin (1966), designed by Giorgio CerettiPietro Derossi and Riccardo Rosso as a multifunctional space with a modular interior suitable for concerts, happenings, experimental theatre, and dancing. Gruppo UFO’s Bamba Issa (1969), a beach club in Forte dei Marmi, was another highly histrionic venue, its themed interior completely overhauled for every summer of its three years of existence.

Artists on show

 

Information and Images are shared from an Article by Mutual Art, published un June 2nd, 2019. Images Credits : Mutual Art, 2019.


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