Cloud ’68 Paper Voice
Smiljan Radić’s collection of Radical Architecture
With recordings of interviews by Hans Ulrich Obrist
Co-curated by Patricio Mardones
The exhibition “Cloud ’68—Paper Voice” pays homage to the architecture and thinking of European radical movements that flourished between the 1950s and 1970s producing a wide range of experimental expression.
“Cloud ’68—Paper Voice” spans two collections from that period, which open up different readings of Radical Architecture. From the personal collection of the Chilean architect Smiljan Radić, a selection of 173 graphic pieces—lithographs, drawings, original etchings, and ephemera—will show the horizon of meaning of the diverse architectural approaches from those years: works by Constant Nieuwenhuys, Guy Debord, Asger Jorn, Haus-Rucker-Co, Archigram, Utopie, and Superstudio, among others, will meet in 33 panels that recall Aby Warburg’s “Mnemosyne Atlas”. The second part of the exhibition comprises a series of 13 video recordings and transcriptions of interviews by the critic and curator Hans Ulrich Obrist, who interviewed the protagonists of said architecture.
The exhibition has been curated by Smiljan Radić and Patricio Mardones and will be presented for the first time at gta exhibitions, ETH Zurich on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the May ’68 Social Revolution.
The exhibition is supported by the Department of Architecture; Christian Kerez, Chair of Architecture and Design, ETH Zurich; Welti-Furrer Fine Art AG, Fundación de Arquitectura Frágil, Consejo Nacional de la Cultura y las Artes—Gobierno de Chile, Hunter Douglas, Chile; and the sponsoring partners of gta exhibitions: Swiss Re, Ernst Schweizer AG and LUMA Foundation.