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Talk-Show: A conversation on “Florencia Pita/FP MOD” with Florencia Pita, Jeffrey Kipnis, and John McMorrough

Roundtable discussion on the art and ideas behind the exhibition. The central speakers are Florencia Pita, owner of FPMOD and faculty member from Southern California Institute of Architecture, and Jeffrey Kipnis, Professor of Architecture from The Ohio State University Knowlton School of Architecture. In conversation with John McMorrough, Chair of Architecture, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

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Florencia Pita/FP MOD
Organized by the University of Michigan Museum of Art, “Florencia Pita/FP mod” explores the provocations and intersections of digital technology, material experimentation, femininity, and ornament in the work of Argentina-born, Los Angeles- based architect and designer Florencia Pita. The exhibition and its related publication, part of the UMMA Books series, trace the evolution of Pita’s design ideology through installation pieces, urban design, tableware, furniture, and architecture, as well as small adornments. Pita’s boldly colored works draw from literary, art, and biological sources; employ cutting-edge architectural fabrication techniques; and cross borders of visual art, architecture, and design.

Lead support for this exhibition is provided by the Herbert W. and Susan L. Johe Endowment, Laura Lynch and Hugh McPherson, and the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. Additional generous support is provided by Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning.

Exhibition runs: January 19–June 16, 2013
Open to the public: Tuesday–Saturday, 12–5 pm