Contemporary Art | Combining humanistic, systemic and global visions of the planet, the theories and inventions of the artist architect Richard Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) reveal themselves with pertinence in the globalization of the XXI-century : Geodesic Domes, the synergy of territories, the concept of Dymaxion, transportable and eco-efficient « low-cost » dome houses. By placing the human in the flow of the earth?s dynamic, he anticipates and clarifies the current notion of sustainable development. In 2008 New York’s Whitney Museum dedicated a retrospective to the artist. In 2011 the Lyon biennial revealed a set of archives, the exhibition « Architecturing the future » during Design Miami presents two of his iconic inventions : « The Fly’s Eye Dome » and the Dymaxion Car reconstituted by the famous architect Lord Norman Foster. When utopia becomes palpable.
Publié le 04/01/2012
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