Enzo Mari Thick Design Lecture Wednesday, April 20, 6:00 p.m. Enzo Mari was born in Novara, Italy, in 1932. An artist and designer, he attended the Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan in the early '50s and dedicated his attention to research into the psychology of vision, planning perceptive structures, and the methodology of design. Mari has created over 1,700 projects for Italian and foreign indurstries such as Danese, Olivetti, Driade, Artemide, Castelli, Gabbianelli, Zanotta, Alessi, K.P.M., Ideal Standard, Magis, and Muji. His works have been exhibited in many Italian museums, including the Venice Biennale, in 1967, 1979 and 1986; at Kassel in 1968; the “Modelli del Reale” exhibition in the Republic of San Marino in 1988;“Arbeiten in Berlin”, Schloss Charlottenburg, Berlin, in 1996; and the great exhibition “Enzo Mari, Il Lavoro al Centro” in Barcelona, in 1999. Examples of his art and design work are to be found in the collections of many museums, including the University of Parma; in the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome; in the Museum of Modern Art in New York; in the Kaiswer Wilhelm Museum in Krefeld; and the Kunstmuseum in Dusseldorf. This lecture will be given in Italian with a translator."
all lectures begin at 6:00 p.m. at the SAIC auditorium, 280 South Columbus Drive. Admission is $5 for the general public, $3 for SAIC alumni, students and seniors, and free for current students, faculty, and staff of. the Art Institute of Chicago.
After party at Luminaire http://www.luminaire.com/
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