[March 21 2018]
“Night Fever” takes place in the Factory Building designed by Frank Gehry on the Vitra Campus. The chronological visit invites us to discover the esthetical evolution of discotheques from the 60’s until today.
It is not about finding out what was going on in nightclubs, there is nothing like voyeurism nor saucy (sadly?). The exhibition gives an overview of the close ties between design and nightlife, in a glamorous and sparkling way. The Vitra Design Museum creates an immersive experience for the public, who walks around furniture, photographs, mythic record covers, movie clips, posters, or club outfits. A nightclub is like an opera, combining all forms of art together, where diversity meets inspiration. Music guides the visitor through the atmosphere of iconic places like Le Palace, The Haçienda, Studio 54 or the Tresor. The work of contemporary artists like Mark Leckey, Chen Wei or Rem Koolhaas proves that nightclubs have still a long life ahead.
Text and photo Eugénie Devos