Booklet published on the occasion of the exhibition “Sorry, the file you have requested does not exist. Liebe Grüße aus Graz von Superstudio”, shown at HDA – House of Architecture in Graz in 2019.
The radical conceptual approach of Superstudio, a group of architects and artists that formed in Florence in 1966, made 20th-century architecture history with the design proposal “The Continuous Monument: An Architectural Model for Total Urbanization” (1969). The first and only constructed version of this design was realized in 1969 in Graz as part of the three-country biennial “trigon 69: architektur und freiheit”.
Fifty years after Superstudio responded to the zeitgeist of the 1960s with a criticism of the notions of progress that defined the era, artists and architects of a younger generation now examine the social conditions that accompanied the production and reception of Superstudio’s ideas. Influenced by digital image production, they have developed an immersive environment for the exhibition “Sorry, the file you have requested does not exist.”, which examines the role of architects as space designers and explores the future potential of architectural tools. The presented positions address the increasing visualization of the present, questioning not just reality but also the agents that refer to this reality.
Artists: (ab)normal, Hironaka & Suib, Robin Klengel / Leonhard Müllner, Lion & Unicorn, Vojtěch Rada, Stéphanie Roland, Bernd Trasberger and Superstudio.
Title: Sorry, the file you have requested does not exist. Liebe Grüße aus Graz von Superstudio
Authors/Editors: Ludwig Engel and BB Mak
Design: Julia Volkmar – Studio for Spatial & Graphic Design
Size: 21 × 29.7 cms
Number of Pages: 62
Publisher: HDA – House of Architecture