Sottsass Father and Son
Sottsass Father and Son
Sottsass Father and Son
Sottsass Father and Son
Sottsass Father and Son
Sottsass Father and Son
Sottsass Father and Son

The exhibition Sottsass. Father and son. Drawings by Nathaniel Adam Furman and Luca Zamoc is an investigation into the cultural and creative relationship between different generations. This is not a tribute or an homage but an interpretation of a legacy. The role of fathers and teachers, the importance of history and its references are one of the greatest challenges for contemporary designers and artists, especially the use of digital tools which are able to change the usual search paths. To synthesize a personal visual language is an activity which is not just affected by a context but a relationship with history whose distance is altered by digital culture.

The indisputable role of history is subject to interpretation of the designer Furman (UK, 1982) and the artist Zamoc (I, 1986), which compared to the legacy of Ettore Sottsass Senior and Ettore Sottsass Junior, realized several drawings starting from the works and languages f these two authors. The decision to establish a comparison with Sottsass has multiple motivations. The strong relationship they both had with Austria and the city of Vienna is a premise that emphasizes the non-neutrality of context. Also the deep interest that the contemporary generation has for Sottsass Jr borders on obsession and thus deserves attention. Finally, as regards the time and handover the work of a father and a son – of which are shown respectively the projections of two architectural projects and three editions of vases – they have done as designers the same job of marking the ages who have lived, contains the value of the transmission of knowledge and gives the history the dual role of detection and revelation.

Curated By Marco Sammicheli.

Hosted by Inoperable Gallery, Vienna.

Sottsass Father and Son

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