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Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA)


15 Jan 1992 to 15 Mar 1992


Neil Denari, Future Systems (Jan Kaplicky & Amanda Levete), Kei Iche Irie, Sam Marshall, Ian Moore, Peter Tonkin


Craig Bremner

about the exhibition

CARAVAN was the MCA’s inaugural design exhibition, the first of a series of exhibitions that aimed to bring design under the umbrella of contemporary art. Four designers were commissioned to participate in the project, reflecting on design as a way to explore the manner in which we live and furthering the dialogue between industry and design to improve quality of life. Each designer worked closely with an Australian manufacturer to realise their concepts in the most economical and practical way possible. The caravan was chosen because of its evocative popular associations, linking economic and social, industrial and cultural attitudes to living.

The four prototype caravans were displayed on the MCA’s front lawn along with a fifth caravan that housed documentation of the extensive design processes involved in creating these deceptively complex and innovative mobile homes.