NEW YORK, NY.- Friedman Benda
presents Heat Wave, a group exhibition opening on Thursday, June 29th. A celebration of the intoxicating energy during summertime in New York, Heat Wave embraces the joy and spontaneity of design. Relaxing the standard conventions for white cube exhibitions, the installation unexpectedly juxtaposes the diverse voices of the thinkers and makers in the gallery program. Offering more freedom to explore, Heat Wave aims to create new pathways for the viewer to discover works that have never been shown in New York.
Participating artists include: Ini Archibong, Andrea Branzi, Paul S. Briggs, Carmen DApollonio, Misha Kahn, Enrico Marone Cinzano, Hamed Ouattara, Darren Romanelli, Chris Schanck, Faye Toogood, Jonathan Trayte, and Thaddeus Wolfe.
Friedman Benda identifies and advances key narratives that intersect contemporary design, craft, architecture, fine art, and cutting-edge technological research. The gallery promotes synthesis between leading creative thinkers and makers by creating opportunities to advance new connections within the global design community. Friedman Benda is committed to a critical view of design history. We aim to expand the design dialogue from its established sources, exploring perspectives that have previously been marginalized. Spanning five continents and four generations, Friedman Benda represents a roster of seminal established and emerging designers, as well as historically significant estates. With locations in New York and Los Angeles, the gallerys exhibitions, publications and collaborations with institutions have played a vital role in the development of the contemporary design market and scholarship since 2007. For further information please visit www.friedmanbenda.com and the gallerys Instagram @friedman_benda and YouTube channel @FriedmanBenda.
June 29th, 2023 - August 4th, 2023