David Mutiloa (Pamplona, Spain, 1979) takes part in the upcoming new edition of Generaciones, the project born in 2000 that takes place in Casa Encendida, in Madrid and has become a reference to introduce young artists in Spain.
Mutiloa will be showing FORMAL EXCERCISE NR2 where he continues a series of works questioning design and focusing in Ettore Sottsass, the radical italian designer turned into postmodern icon. In his 1979 catalogue of the same title Sottsass suggested the need to go back to the radical experiences in design of a decade earlier while also showing his doubts and uncertainty about their real value.
FORMAL EXERCISE NR2 pretends Sottsass experience succeded and so gave place to a new market products, new objetcs, textiles, ornaments… What if…?
Set in a metal display, a series of photos present, in a cryptic and out of context way, a possible stimulation of his political program and, at the same time, shows its more than possible banalisation or failure.
February 5th to April 10th, 2016
Opening February 10th, 2016
La Casa Encendida
Ronda de Valencia, 2, 28012 Madrid, España