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Legendary designer's first exhibition in Asia to open in Shenzhen

2021-Sep-24       Source: newsgd.com

On October 1, "Gaetano Pesce: Nobody's Perfect", the first solo exhibition of Gaetano Pesce in Asia, will open at the Sea World Culture and Arts Center in Shenzhen.

On October 1, "Gaetano Pesce: Nobody's Perfect", the first solo exhibition of Gaetano Pesce in Asia, will open at the Sea World Culture and Arts Center in Shenzhen.

Born in 1939, Gaetano Pesce is a legendary Italian architect, designer and artist, who has been expressing his alternate views in resin, foam and fabric for more than half a century. He began a career as a designersince 1962. His works are collected by the Museum of Modern Art, the Centre Pompidou, the Victoria and Albert Museum and many others.

(Photo: Sea World Culture and Arts Center)

Gaetano Pesce's works often use highly saturated color and creative application of viscous materials, which can draw everyone's attention immediately. He pioneered the vertical greening of building facades represented by Osaka organic architecture. Chiat/Day advertising company Manhattan office, which adopted his open office and no fixed station design, was once called "a dazzling artistic masterpiece" by the New York Times.

Osaka organic building (Photo: Sea World Culture and Arts Center)

The exhibits include 53 three-dimensional works and 38 reproductions of drawings and photographs. People can see chairs, tables, cabinets, lamps, architectural models, resin paintings and vases which are all hand-crafted.

Gaetano Pesce’s representative works such as “Nobody’s Perfect Chair”, “Born To Love You”, and the original wood model of “UP5_6 Armchair” will be on display. Some works like “Onion Light”, “Tavolo Puzzle” and new edition of “Crosby Child Chair” are newly made for the exhibition.

(Photo: Sea World Culture and Arts Center)

(Photo: Sea World Culture and Arts Center)

(Photo: Sea World Culture and Arts Center)

Gaetano Pesce commented: "The grand Chinese culture has opened the door to my work. I, therefore, am honored to be able to exhibit my ideas on the future of Architecture and Design of Objects in a museum which surely will be able to raise the debate to advance and promote activity in these two important sectors of contemporary culture."

Tickets: RMB 98

Time: 10:00-19:00 (weekdays), 10:00-21:00 (weekends and public holidays)

Duration:October 1, 2021 - February 27, 2022

Venue: Main Gallery, Sea World Culture and Arts Center

Add.: 1187 Wanghai Road, Shekou, Nanshan District, Shenzhen (深圳市南山区望海路1187号)

How to participate: You can buy tickets on the WeChat official account named "海上世界文化艺术中心 (pinyin: hai shang shi jie wen hua yi shu zhong xin)".


Author | Holly

Editor | Nan, Monica, Jerry

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