MARCO presents the first retrospective exhibition of Fernando and Humberto Campana, two of the leading figures in contemporary design whose rich visual language is firmly rooted in their native land: Brazil.
Organized by the Vitra Design Museum, the show Anticuerpos. Obras de Fernando y Humberto Campana 1989–2009 brings together the most representative works of the Campana brothers created over a span of more than twenty years.
It includes furniture, clothing, sculptures, everyday utilitarian objects and installations. Some of these were made especially for this exhibition like the experimental series in papier-mâché, a series of collages and two installations developed in collaboration with the Vitra Design Museum.
Anticuerpos is an in-depth study of the working methodology of these two Brazilian designers, their artistic strategies, their sources of inspiration and their recurring motifs, testifying, at the same time, to how they place their works somewhere between art and design by creating aesthetic icons with unique pieces and limited editions. The Campana brothers create poetic objects by playing with functionality and forms and distancing themselves from traditional design.
The 180 pieces that compose the exhibition are divided into 10 sections so that the spectator is able to observe the powerful influences of Brazilian culture through the colors, forms, materials and textures they have utilized.
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