“Without a model, you are nowhere. A nation that can’t make models is a nation that doesn’t understand things, a nation that doesn’t live.” –Bodys Isek Kingelez
Artist Bodys Isek Kingelez made sculptures of imagined buildings and cities that reflected dreams for his country, his continent, and the world. His “extreme maquettes” offer fantastic, utopian models for a more harmonious society of the future and explore urgent questions around urban growth, economic inequity, how communities and societies function, and the rehabilitative power of architecture. Learn more: https://mo.ma/kingelez
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Organized by Sarah Suzuki, Curator, with Hillary Reder, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Drawings and Prints, The Museum of Modern Art. Exhibition design produced in collaboration with the artist Carsten Höller (German, born 1961).
The exhibition is made possible by Allianz, a partner of contemporary art at MoMA.
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