ICA Miami, in collaboration with the Miami Design District, presents the first public project in the United States by Yona Friedman.
Friedman is recognized as one the most important architectural thinkers of the postwar period. He has developed a number of innovative theories and fostered a highly conceptual practice that ventures into sociology, urban planning, visual arts, filmmaking, mathematics, economics, and information science. In his thinking Friedman emphasizes the freedom and autonomy of the user or inhabitant, reacts to technological advancements, and calls for a responsible relationship with the environment. His work consists of architectural proposals that manifest as drawings, models, publications, films, and temporary structures.
Over the last two decades, Yona Friedman (b. 1923, Budapest) has found a receptive audience in the art world, and he has developed projects for international exhibitions and institutions, including documenta, Kassel, Germany; Serpentine Gallery, London; and the Venice Biennale, among many others. His work can be found in the collections of the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Centre national des arts plastiques, Paris; Centre national édition art image, Chatou, France; FRAC Centre, Fonds régional d’art contemporain, Orléans, France; Institut d’art contemporain, Lyon; and Nouveau Musée National de Monaco. He currently resides in Paris.
This public sculpture is presented in collaboration with the Miami Design District and curated by Alexandra Cunningham Cameron and Gean Moreno, Curator of Programs at ICA Miami.