Generations of Creatives Inspired by Enzo Mari: Retrospective Showcased at Design Museum

The Design Museum in London is gearing up to host the first solo UK exhibition dedicated to the renowned Italian designer, Enzo Mari. Curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, the artistic director of Serpentine, and Francesca Giacomelli, Mari’s studio project assistant, this extensive retrospective spans Mari’s 60-year career, showcasing over 300 objects that encompass the spheres of art, design, exhibition, and graphic design, with most of the objects never seen in the UK before.

In addition to Mari’s work, the exhibition will feature tributes from contemporary artists who reflect on Mari’s life and legacy through site-specific installations and specially commissioned works. Artists like Dominique Gonzales-Foerster, Mimmo Jodice, Dozie Kanu, Adrian Paci, Barbara Stauffacher Solomon, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Nanda Vigo, Danh Vo, and Virgil Abloh will pay homage to the designer.

One of the highlights of the exhibition is a 2020 artwork called “Lo zoo di Enzo,” inspired by Enzo Mari’s legacy, crafted by Nanda Vigo. The exhibition is set to take place at the Design Museum from 29 March to 8 September.

Overall, this exhibition promises to be a celebration of Enzo Mari’s contribution to the world of art and design, offering visitors a unique insight into the life and work of this influential designer.

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