Movimento, Camp Design Gallery, from 8th November to 20th December 2019, Milan. Collectible Fair, Vanderborght Building, from 5th to 8th March 2020, Brussels.
Wrapping #2_Sofa it’s part of a series of object customizations starting from some limited edition tapes, reflecting on aesthetical obsolescence, DIY actions, authorship, self-branding and the production of waste from the furniture industries.
Wrapping is a series of itinerant works about: Ivan Illich, designer authorship, Temporary Autonomous Zone, DIY culture, fast branding, open-source, wild marketing, utopia, e-commerce, logo-mania, The Whole Earth Catalogue, containers, Helvetica, low budget, Virgil Abloh, logistic infrastructure, Thomas Moore, graffiti culture, desert islands, luxury fashion industry, primitive future, tracking number, Hip-hop anesthetics, William Morris, Amazon, artistic values, Phase 2, The Anarchist Cookbook, global shipping, Rap sampling, DHL, subculture, Demna Gvasalia, cardboard boxes, pirate utopia, standard and norms, P2P, vernacular design, packaging blockchain, the invention of Printing Press, bedroom entrepreneur, Peter Behrens, material circulation, the Silicon Valley, the lack of resources, corporate culture, Bauhaus, the new Silk Road.
Movimento – a group show curated by La Cube and Salvatore Peluso.
One of the meanings of “Movimento” in Italian is “a converging action, more or less organized, of more people who have common ideologies and operational programs”.
Participants: Andrés Izquierdo, Elissa Lacoste, Inés Sistiaga + Lucas Munoz, La Cube, Matteo Pellegrino, Parasite 2.0, PLSTCT, Shahar Livne and Tellurico.
Parasite 2.0 is a design and research agency based in Milan and London. Founded in 2010 by Stefano Colombo, Eugenio Cosentino and Luca Marullo, they investigate the status of human habitats, acting within a hybrid of architecture, design, and scenography.
Parasite 2.0 has worked and collaborated with Triennale Milano, Copenhagen International Fashion Fair, Pantone, Corraini Editions, Terraforma Festival, Missoni, Nero Editions, Venice Architecture Biennale, and the Shenzhen Architecture Biennale, among others.
They have led didactic activity at Faculté d’architecture de l’université libre de Bruxelles, Design Academy Eindhoven, Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam and Politecnico di Milano. They taught at The Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, NABA Nuova Accademia Belle Arti Milano, and since 2016 they have been regularly teaching at MADE Program-Accademia di Belle Arti R. Gagliardi in Syracuse, Italy.
Parasite 2.0 were awarded the Young Architects Program MAXXI in 2016. They are represented by Operativa Arte Contemporanea Gallery and Galleria Corraini Arte Contemporanea.
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