Throughout his life, architect and designer Gaetano Pesce, theorized diversity, randomness and the removal of barriers between disciplines, and advocated for freedom from conformity and predictability. According to him, the errors and defects in objects and in people are the universal music of humanity and go beyond social barriers. Pesce’s solo exhibition “The Time of Diversity” is considered the best expression of his work and is now on display at the Maxxi Museum.
Pesce’s exhibition takes us into his world, a world where the creative process and works of art coexist in an open commentary on reality. From the 1960’s to present day, the thread of his creative path has evolved around seven themes: Non-Standard, Person, Place, Default, Landscape, Body, and Policy. With each theme, Pesce shows us the process of production, providing an intimate perspective on the art and artist himself.
Underlying the whole show is the theme of diversity, which is expressed through forty movable panels on display in the first gallery on the ground floor. This theme is expressed even more powerfully at the front of the museum where the large-scale installation of his famous chair is presented. Created by Gaetano Pesce in 1969, the chair, shaped in the form of a woman, acts as a social commentary to denounce the status of women in society. This installation turns the museum’s square into a place for reflection on the current status of women and the issues surrounding their position in society.
Till 5 October 2014
Via Guido Reni, 4/a
Tue,Wed,Thu,Fri,Sun 11am-9pm, Sat 11am-10pm
Entry Fee €11, reduced €8