Friedman Benda presents Contemporary DNA, seminal Italian designer and architect Andrea Branzi’s third solo exhibition with the gallery. Branzi has been a fundamental voice in post-war and contemporary architecture and design since the mid 1960s. A culmination of his intuitive processes of turning research into physical form, this comprehensive and far-reaching exhibition unveils three new bodies of work: Roots, Germinal Seats, and Buildings.
Presciently taking stock of our time, these works are composed of exceptions and variations throughout Andrea Branzi’s artistic evolution.
The objects Branzi is interested in are not defined by their rational functions, but how they reconstitute space. Evidently, the true urban experience is not composed of architecture, but of the presence of micro-environments in human memory.
A celebration of Andrea Branzi’s groundbreaking, continuously challenging, and joyful work, this survey reminds us, in Branzi’s words, that the sacredness of objects “is linked to the sacredness of man.”