From the Publisher
From The New York Times:
"Design and the Elastic Mind," an exhilarating new show at the Museum of Modern Art, makes the case that through the mechanism of design, scientific advances of the last decade have at least opened the way to unexpected visual pleasures... As revolutionary in its own way as MoMA's "Machine Art" exhibition of 1934, which introduced Modern design to a generation of Americans, the exhibition is packed with individual works of sublime beauty. Like that earlier show, it is shaped by an unwavering faith in the transformative powers of technology... "Design and the Elastic mind" is the most uplifting show MoMA's architecture and design department has presented since the museum reopened in 2004. Thanks to its imaginative breadth, we can begin to dream again. -Nicolai Ouroussoff
About the Author
joined The Museum of Modern Art in February of 1994. Her first exhibition for the museum, Mutant Materials in Contemporary Design
(1995) was followed by many successful shows, includingThresholds: Contemporary Design from the Netherlands
, Achille Castiglioni: Design!
, and Safe
. Antonelli has taught at the University of California in Los Angeles and has lectured extensively on design in North America, Japan and Europe.