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#Exhibition, Talks
21 Sep - 8 Nov 2019
Opening event: 20 - 21 Sep 2019
HDA House of Architecture, Graz, AT
Mariahilferstraße 2, 8020 Graz, Austria

The radical conceptual approach of Superstudio, a group of architects and artists that formed in Florence in 1966, made 20th-century architecture history with the design proposal "The Continuous Monument: An Architectural Model for Total Urbanization" (1969). The first and only constructed version of this design was realized in 1969 in Graz as part of the three-country biennial "trigon 69: architektur und freiheit".

Fifty years after Superstudio responded to the zeitgeist of the 1960s with a criticism of the notions of progress that defined the era, artists and architects of a younger generation now examine the social conditions that accompanied the production and reception of Superstudio’s ideas. Influenced by digital image production, they have developed an immersive environment for the exhibition "Sorry, the file you have requested does not exist.", which examines the role of architects as space designers and explores the future potential of architectural tools. The presented positions address the increasing visualization of the present, questioning not just reality but also the agents that refer to this reality.

Curated by Ludwig Engel, BB Mak
Artists: (ab)normal, Hironaka & Suib, Robin Klengel / Leonhard Müllner, Lion & Unicorn, Vojtěch Rada, Stéphanie Roland, Bernd Trasberger and Superstudio
Scenography: Traumnovelle
Design: Julia Volkmar
Program coordination: Markus Bogensberger, Zerina Džubur

Five of the emerging artits and architects represented in the exhibition were chosen from the Future Architecture Open Call submitters in 2019.

Here you can get an impression of the activities of the House of Architecture in the context of Future Architecture Platform over the last years.

The exhibition takes place as part of steirischer herbst '19 and Future Architecture Platform   
In cooperation with Neue Galerie Graz / Universalmuseum Joanneum
With the kind support of the Italian Cultural Institute in Vienna
Supported by Eternit Österreich GmbH and steirischer herbst '19

More info about the event here.

Superstudio, LiebeGrüße aus Graz vonSuperstudio (postcard), 1969 © Superstudio, courtesyPrivatsammlung, Berlin