Officina Corpuscoli’s work will be on show as part of the exhibition STATE OF EXTREMES, at Design Museum Holon – Israel. The exhibit, curated by Aric Chen, Maya Dvash and Azinta Plantenga, describes and reflects on the condition of a world that has dramatically changed along the past decade. And in line with it, on how design and the larger design practice have morphed.
We live in a state of extremes. Extreme weather, as a result of climate change, is both scorching and inundating the planet with record temperatures, unprecedented wildfires and ever more frequent and severe droughts, storms and floods. Meanwhile, extreme ideologies and political positions are being amplified by the media’s news cycles and the echo chamber of the Internet, further polarising societies already inflamed by extreme, and growing, inequality and resentments. Extremes breed more extremes, creating self-reinforcing cycles of pushback and backlash, and fuelling spiralling feedback loops of increasing intensity.
Furthermore, science, technology and the human imagination are opening new possibilities that pose existential questions about what it means to be human, what is natural and artificial, and how we might adapt to “new normals” whose full implications we do not yet understand. Extremes, after all, are relative; what seems extreme today may become routine tomorrow.
State of Extremes aims to show the potential of design to reveal, critique, resist, mitigate (and, yes, sometimes exacerbate) extremes and the mechanisms that drive them. At a time when our technologies, power structures and impact on the planet are engendering ever more extreme scenarios, “State of Extremes” strives to serve as a call for moderation.
We look forward to meeting you there.
Design Museum Holon
8 Pinhas Eylon
Holon – 58459 (ISRAEL)
December 12, 2019 – May 9, 2020