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‘aerodream’ charts the history of inflatables at centre pompidou-metz – designboom

the centre pompidou-metz unravels the fascinating history of inflatable architecture and design with an exhibition titled ‘aerodream’.

(main image: selgascano + FRPO, spanish pavilion, expo dubai 2020 © selgascano + FRPO)
(main image: selgascano + FRPO, spanish pavilion, expo dubai 2020
© selgascano + FRPO)

exhibition info:

name: aerodream: architecture, design and inflatable structures

curators: frédéric migayrou and valentina moimas

location: centre pompidou-metz, metz, france

dates: january 30 – august 23, 2021

from early conceptual artwork utilizing air to massive pneumatic structures, the exhibition takes visitors on a journey through the ‘inflatables craze’ of the 1960s and 70s with installations accompanied by magazines, journals, written works, posters, and photographs. curated by frédéric migayrou and valentina moimas, the exhibition is on view at the centre pompidou-metz until august 23, 2021, when it will then be moved to the cité de l’architecture in paris from october 6 through to february 14, 2022.

yutaka murata, fuji group pavilion, osaka, 1970 © yutaka murata © photo courtesy of osaka prefectural government
yutaka murata, fuji group pavilion, osaka, 1970
© yutaka murata
© photo courtesy of osaka prefectural government
taneo oki and sekkeirengo, mushballoon, osaka world expo, 1970 © taneo oki and sekkeirengo © photo courtesy of osaka prefectural government
taneo oki and sekkeirengo, mushballoon, osaka world expo, 1970
© taneo oki and sekkeirengo
© photo courtesy of osaka prefectural government

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