BlackMountainCollege4Bucky1September 21 – December 29, 2012
In conjunction with ReVIEWING Black Mountain College 4, the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center will present a related exhibition at its downtown Asheville location. The exhibition will address the legacy of Buckminster Fuller as a legendary inventor of the 20th century and a visionary role model for a new generation of artists, thinkers and problem-solvers in the 21st century. The show will represent Fuller’s own ideas and inventions through a selection from Invention: Twelve Around One, a portfolio of screenprints published by the Carl Solway Gallery, which include images and schematics of Fuller’s inventions. The exhibition will also represent a new generation of Fuller-inspired thinkers and artists by featuring winning projects from the first five years of The Buckminster Fuller Challenge (BFC), an annual international design challenge awarding $100,000 to support the development and implementation of a strategy that has significant potential to solve humanity’s most pressing problems. A selection of photographs, illustrations, and schematics from each of the Challenge Winners will be chosen for the show by curator Elizabeth Thompson, Executive Director of BFI.