Future Past, 121+ Bookshop, from 17th to 22nd April 2018, Milan.

Ugly-ism is a project part of Future Past, a collective exhibition curated by Corraini Editions on the occasion of the Milan Design Week 2018. Ugly-ism is a reflection on the conflict between artwork and product of the popular culture, on the uniqueness of the object, on serialization, modularity and dimensional standards, and on the relationship between symbolic and economic value. It looks for those occasions that destroy dimensional and aesthetical standards, gender status, and anthropocentrism that places humankind at the center of the ecosystem. Through the analysis of some contemporary experimentations today defined “ugly fashion”, the rising and diffusion of new practices and tendencies on various social networks, and the impact of open design and new forms of customization on the mainstream culture, the project wants to focus on new possible modalities to shape our habitat.


Future Past, curated by Corraini Editions and 121+
Participating designers: Andrea de Chirico, Matteo Di Ciommo, Parasite 2.0

Ph. Francesco Stelitano