Architecture and design magazine, Azure, will present a retrospective of architect, artist, designer Gaetano Pesce entitled Pieces from a Larger Puzzle. The exhibition celebrates the maestro of art-design and his years of experimenting and creating works with polyurethane foam, resin, and plastics for companies as Cassina, B&B Italia and Meritalia. Works on display include prototypes, production models, video, and audio produced throughout Pesce's 40-year career.
Gaetano Pesce was born in 1939 in La Spezia, Italy, and studied architecture at the University of Venice. His works are included in the permanent collections of the MoMA and the Metropolitan in New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Milan Triennale and the Centre Pompidou in Paris, which in 1996 presented a memorable retrospective of his oeuvre. Pesce taught architecture in the most prestigious universities. His architectural work includes the Organic Building of Osaka, the Children’s House for Parc de la Villette, the Gallery Mourmons in Belgium, and the office for the New York advertising of agency TBWA\Chiat\Day. Pesce received the prestigious Chrysler Award for Innovation and Design in 1993 and the Fashion Institute of Technology’s Lawrence J. Israel Prize in 2009.
The exhibition will be open July 07 until August 31, 2010 at the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles.