As I confessed last week, I’m into art events and exhibitions. And I like to pass on information about interesting events that may push your ideas into new directions or give you a momentary distraction. This week, I’m excited about the opening of the Collective Design Fair on May 8th in New York City. The “Collective” emerged from a group of designers, curators, collectors and gallerists who wanted to create a new forum for today’s design.
Their first collection titled “Collective .1” features an exhibition of Gaetano Pesce‘s designs and work by the New York-based artist and designer Sebastian Errazuriz. Interestingly, this is the first time in 25 years that Pesce’s work has been on display in New York. His work focuses on interior design and architecture and has been included in the permanent collections of MoMA and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, to name a few accolades. Pesce is known for pushing the limits of exhibit and industrial space design by using vibrant colors and new materials. He describes his work:
For over 50 years, I have firmly believed that, if objects expressed values that were not exclusively utilitarian and that if the so-called work of art revealed its own functionality, as it did in the past, then the frontiers of artistic expression would open up to new territories, eliminating the barriers separating the various creative media and enriching the entire culture.