FUTURA PROXIMA curated for Gucci — a spiral-bound, perforated ‘calendar’ magazine conceived on Gucci’s centennial anniversary. This 132-page hybrid editorial publication, designed to be hung on the wall or read like a magazine, includes a cross-cultural exploration of the passage of time for the year 2022 and beyond. FUTURA PROXIMA is brought to life over 12 months with 12 artists divining the future through their thinking and their craft.
Designed by Paris-based design studio Ohlman Consorti, FUTURA PROXIMA includes a deep graphic study into the language of calendars, including radial and numeric variants that detail birthstones, flowers, and each month written in a selection of 12 languages: English, Italian, French, Greek, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Cherokee, Korean, Arabic, Hebrew and Hindi.
In partnership with Galerie Gismondi, FUTURA PROXIMA will be launched in Paris on Tuesday, December 14th with a cocktail reception and exhibition amidst three floors of exceptional 17th century Italian stone marquetry and other antiquities. Located opposite the Gucci boutique on Rue Royale, Galerie Gismondi will display unique works commissioned for FUTURA PROXIMA by the artists Simon Denny, Aurèce Vettier, and Alice Potts.
“FUTURA PROXIMA is a glimpse at tomorrow — a map of maybes, and a fractal question mark of intriguing possibilities. The extremes of utopias and dystopias dissolve in its pages,
replaced by 12 polyvalent excursions into the near distant future. Exploring the speculative interactions of our human form parsed with aesthetics and architecture, literature, biology and
philosophy, it presents a non-linear loop of creative constructs for our physical and digital realities alike.”