Carlo Mollino was an architect born in Italy at the turn of the century. He died in 1973. This show of his photographs, curated by Rob Beyer, focuses on his relationship to women. In large gold toned black and white prints, women glamorously dressed in 30's and 40's evening wear feature introspective expressions on their faces. What they are pondering is clarified by two close-ups of a woman's face near a miniature wood dummy cowered in fear. Jump cut to small polaroids of nymphettes with 60's and 70's hairdos. Where the women of Mollino's youth seem absorbed in self contemplation, with threatening consequences for the harmless male, the girls of his maturity flaunt their sexuality in outlandish poses and costumes whose references span the history of pop art. While the nudity displayed is minimal, the pictures are erotic. The catalyst of the threat to men, mollino hints, is palyful seduction.
Today , I visited here to know Carlo Mollino well. I learn architecture at Science University of Tokyo in Japan. The other day, I knew "carlo mollino" as an unique architect on an desiners magazine "brutus".