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Gaetano Pesce on 'Futures'
UTS Assembly is a live lecture series that invites leading creative minds to reflect on the conditions that shape our everyday lives.

In 2022, join UTS Assembly to hear original and insightful perspectives from curator, Nato Thompson on CITIES; designer, Gaetano Pesce on FUTURES; journalist and documentary film maker, Yaara Bou Melham on SURVEILLANCE, and contemporary artist, Camille Henrot on TECHNOLOGY.

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UTS Assembly is free and accessible to all.

Gaetano Pesce is an Italian-born, New York-based architect, artist, and designer who career spans more than sixty years. He has created public and private projects worldwide in architecture, town planning, interior and industrial design, and exhibition design.

Guided by a constant drive towards innovation and experimentation, Pesce’s major projects include, Organic Building, built 1989 and 1993 in Osaka, Japan, and Nobody's Perfect, 2002 for Cassina, a furniture series made with polyurethane elastic resin.

Pesce's work is held in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Victoria and Albert Museum in London, The Centre Georges Pompidou, The Vitra Museum, and various other museums in Montreal, Japan, Portugal, Finland, and Australia. He has been awarded various prestigious prizes, including the Lawrence J. Israel award from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York in 2009. In 2019 for Milan Design week, Pesce installed a 26-foot-tall version of his infamous UP 5_6 chair in the Piazza del Duomo, celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Hosted by Professor Kate Sweetapple, Head of the Design School, UTS.

Programmed by UTS Gallery & Art Collection and brought to you by UTS Events.

Jul 29, 2022 12:30 PM in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

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Gaetano Pesce
Designer and Architect
Gaetano Pesce is a leading contemporary Italian architect, artist, and designer whose career spans more than sixty years. His public and private projects worldwide are recognised for their emotive and tactile qualities, unrestrained use of colour, and insistence upon innovative building materials developed through new technologies. The designer’s works express his interest in eroding the boundaries between art, design, and industry. Guided by a constant drive towards innovation and experimentation, Pesce’s major projects include, Organic Building, built 1989 and 1993 in Osaka, Japan, and Nobody's Perfect, 2002 for Cassina, a furniture series made with polyurethane elastic resin. Gaetano Pesce's work is held in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Victoria and Albert Museum in London, The Centre Georges Pompidou, The Vitra Museum, and various other museums in Montreal, Japan, Portugal, Finland, and Australia.