Friday, 04 January 2019 09:17

A unique collaboration

    This year at Design Miami/, Friedman Benda unveiled KAWSxCampana, a collaboration between American Artist KAWS and Brazilian Designers Fernando and Humberto Campana, leading creative forces in contemporary art and design.

    Considered one of the most relevant artists of his generation, KAWS engages audiences beyond the museums and galleries worldwide in which he regularly exhibits.

    KAWSxCampana is one of the latest projects from the artist’s acclaimed multi-disciplinary practice, which includes paintings, murals, large-scale sculptures, graphic and product design. With humour and playful intricacy, he draws inspiration and appropriates from pop culture animations to form a unique artistic vocabulary across various mediums.

    Pioneers in the global design landscape, Fernando and Humberto Campana, formed Estudio Campana in 1983 in São Paulo, Brazil. A radical departure from the modernist aesthetic dominant in Brazil of the time, Estudio Campana fearlessly combined sculptural and design sensibilities to create a revolutionary new discipline. Pairing traditional craftmanship with industrial techniques and unconventional materials, Estudio Campana investigates concepts of cultural over-consumption, transformation and reinvention through its designs. Estudio Campana’s works can be found in over 40 public collections, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York and Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris.

    Friedman Benda is a platform for key narratives that intersect contemporary design, craft, architecture, visual and conceptual art and cutting-edge technological research. Spanning five continents and four generations, Friedman Benda represents a roster of seminal established and emerging designers, as well as historically significant estates. Since 2007, the gallery’s exhibitions, publications and collaborations with institutions have played a vital role in the development of the contemporary design market and scholarship.

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