Yona Friedman’s installation is a perfect illustration of his key ideas and currently the most important of his later works.
The artist was born in 1923 in Budapest and began his career as an architect, urban planner, artist and theorist in the 1950s in France. He is the author and main theoretician of mobile, temporary and ephemeral architecture. His works are influenced by the humanism of architectural thought which has its roots in his personal history of an emigrant and refugee who experienced homelessness and the need to build temporary shelters. Since the late 1950s, Yona Friedman had been in contact with another artist important in the Museum’s collection, Oskar Hansen.