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SALONE MILAN 2019
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Niemeyer, who died in 2012, was one of the most prolific modernists of the twentieth century, an architect intrigued by building techniques, and made famous for sensuous curves of concrete.
This documentary was made to coincide with his 100th birthday (in 2007) celebrating his long life dedication to architecture both in Brazil and overseas. It tells the story of Oscar Niemeyer, whose principal feature was ” the curved line “
Louise Bourgeois, the French-born American artist who gained fame only late in a long career, when her psychologically charged abstract sculptures, drawings and prints had a galvanizing effect on younger artists, particularly women, died on Monday May 31st, 2009 at the Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan.
One of the main talking points of this year’s Salone Milan 2015, was Beyond the New, a strongly worded manifesto critiquing the design industry, written by designer Hella Jongerius and theorist Louise Schouwenberg that challenged the state of contemporary design.
Jongerius and Schouwenberg argue forcefully that industrial design has become stagnant, with genuine innovation replaced by too great a reverence for commercialism and the production of new products for newness’ sake.
Beyond the New suggests design has become “an empty shell, devoid of meaning and substance” and deplores “the obsession with the New for the sake of the New”.