27.03. - 27.06.2010

Environments and Counter Environments: Experimental Media in ‘Italy: The New Domestic Landscape’, MoMA 1972

As part of the exhibition, original documents and multimedia projections will be shown that were presented in 1972 in the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) by the curator Emilio Ambasz. With its own means of systematization the exhibition paid homage to the dynamic and politically complex context of Italian design and architecture of the 1960s and early 1970s. For the first time since 1972 the current exhibition Environments and Counter Environments: Experimental Media in ‘Italy: The New Domestic Landscape’, MoMA 1972 brings together all the films that were produced for the original exhibition. Further exhibited objects show different positions concerning design concept development and the theoretical foundation of ‘environments’. In this way the exhibition newly brings media and ‘environments’ together – and thereby prompts a re-thinking of the borders between architecture and residential space, as well as their requirements and territories.

With: Archizoom, Gae Aulenti, Mario Bellini, Joe Colombo, Gruppo Strum, Gaetano Pesce, Ugo La Pietra, Alberto Rosselli, Ettore Sottsass Jr., Superstudio, Marco Zanuso / Sapper, 9999.

Upcoming exhibitions

12.05. - 28.08.2022

Napoli Super Modern

„Napoli Super Modern“ is an homage to Naples. The Parisian office LAN and the photographer Cyrille Weiner provide insights and observations about the complex architecture and urban development of this maritime metropolis, with a focus on the years between 1930 and 1960.

Photo: Assimiliation douce, photography by Cyrille Weiner, out of the series Assimilation douce, Napoli, 2020

10.09. - 23.10.2022

Fall Exhibition

The fall exhibition of the S AM will be dedicated to a current topic in architecture. More detailed information follows.

11.11.2022 - 24.04.2023

New Architecture in Japan

This group show shines a light on young, lesser known architectural positions in Japan. In reaction to urgent problems of the present – climate crisis, social change, neoliberalism – these architects are exploring new ways of designing and working that also redefine the very role of the architect. 

Photo: Fuminori Nousaku & Mio Tsuneyama, Holes in the House, 2017– © Ryogo Utatsu