FLORA is a journey through the fantastical world created by Atelier Manferdini for the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles. The exhibition features design objects, physical models, sculptures and A.I. illustrations that re-interpret images of nature into contemporary design.
In our current age of digital ephemera and computational imagery, nature appears familiar and at the same time eerily synthetic; FLORA exhibits this dichotomy between natural and artificial representation, a silent but constant protagonist of Atelier Manferdini’s artistic production.
The floral motifs within the exhibit undergo a remarkable metamorphosis, intertwining with geometric patterns, delicate furniture forms, and vibrant text-to-image imaginings. As artifacts shift between familiar and alien worlds FLORA ultimately outlines Elena Manferdini’s expression of design as a vehicle for human emotional states and new esthetic identities, that have emerged from our contemporary culture.
On view February 21 – April 19, 2024 at the Italian Cultural Institute Los Angeles by appointment.
This event has been rescheduled to February 20, 2024 due to a power outage that affected our area on the original planned day.
Because of space constrains, only a limited number of reservations are available to attend the panel discussion.
Tickets to the panel discussion will also be valid for the opening reception.
Guests who have reservations solely for the exhibition opening will be admitted starting at 7 p.m
Tuesday, February 20 | 6:00 pm
ITALIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE LOS ANGELES
1023 Hilgard Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90024
The exhibit will open with a conversation about the implications of AI, invented life, and art between Manferdini and Claire Isabel Webb, Director of the Future Humans program at the Berggruen Institute, moderated by journalist Frances Anderton.
FLORALIA, an immersive Augmented Reality experience designed by Atelier Manferdini for “FLORA”
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