Organic/Inorganic

Selections from the Permanent Collection of Architecture and Design

Organic/Inorganic

Aziz + Cucher
Plasmorphica #1 , 1997
Cast polyurethane, cast rubber, thermoforming plastic, and stainless steel
Collection SFMOMA, Accessions Committee Fund

November 10, 2001 - February 05, 2002

With more than 20 architectural models, drawings, and design objects, Organic/Inorganic investigates the interface between the human body and nature. While some design rejects nature altogether, some tries to improve upon nature by artificially recreating it. Ranging from the creepy to the ethereal, this focused exhibition — including works by Lebbeus Woods, Neil Denari, and Aziz + Cucher — explores the questions of how (and why) design reinforces the mistaken notion that humans exist apart from nature.