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  • mood river

    mood river
    2002

    catalog form influential wexner center show of 2001 curated by jeffrey KIPNIS. the show brought together thousands of contemporary objects from architecture, art, product design, industrial design, automotive design, sports, and fashion to investigate formal and aesthetic tendencies emerging at the beginning of 21st century. the show was a contemporary, pop version of philip johnson’s seminal show machine art from 1934 at moma. instead of the stark industrial products of machine art mood river exploded with color and feeling with its collection including toothbrushes, chairs, tailights, apple computer and works by huseein chalayan, greg lynn, and kivi sotomaa the catalog includes essays by kipnis, sanford kwinter, sylvia lavin, sherri geldin, jose ouberie, and an introduction by philip johnson. an extremely contemporary show with no traces of nostalgia. as johnson says in his introduction – “delicious.”

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