Superstudio. Supersurface, The Happy Island, project. 1971. Designers: Gian Piero Frassinelli, Alessandro Magris, Roberto Magris, Adolfo Natalini, Cristiano Toraldo di Francia, Alessandro Poli. Ink, airbrush, graphite, and cut-and-pasted printed paper on paper, 19 3/4 × 27 5/8" (50.2 × 70.2 cm). Given anonymously

Searching for Utopia

Where to find utopia in MoMA’s collection

Our galleries currently host Bodys Isek Kingelez: City Dreams and Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948–1980. These two exhibitions present distinct ideas of what utopia looks like. Inspired by the colorful and exuberant maquettes of Kingelez and the bold sculptural vision of Yugoslavian architects and designers, MoMA staff members sought out other visions of utopia in the Museum’s expansive collection. The works presented here—from lush landscapes to abstract sculpture to inventive architectural designs—showcase the many different ways art can embody and challenge our ideas of the world we want to live in.

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Staff Picks: Searching for Utopia

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