Gaetano Pesce: Nobody’s Perfect, the first solo exhibition of the Italian architect, designer and artist, arrives in China.
Sponsored by B&B Italia, the exhibition is located inside the Sea World Culture and Arts Center (SWCAC) in Shenzhen, and it is open to the public from 1 October 2021 to 27 February 2022, as part of the Year of Culture and Turismo Italy-China 2022. About 100 iconic works on display: among these, the original wooden model of the UP5_6 armchair, designed for B&B Italia in 1969. The exhibition is an unprecedented journey through the works of Gaetano Pesce, pioneer of design that has created unique wonders, with intense colors, intriguing shapes and innovative application of materials.
And it is again the UP5_6 armchair that becomes the symbol of this important exhibition: to welcome visitors, in fact, an XL version sculpture of the legendary “Big Mama” was installed outside the museum.
Pesce’s work reflects his belief that art should not be standardized, uniform and repetitive, but should communicate deep emotions. His creations transcend industrial design, architecture and urban planning. Each of his works is inspired by the value of difference as the best version of ourselves.
After Shenzhen the exhibition will join Today Art Museum in Beijing where it will be exhibited from March to June 2022.