Here, Italian-born New York-based designer, artist and architect Gaetano Pesce writes for Domus magazine about the importance of diversity and 'disorderliness' when showing his work to the public , from inviting eight 'curators', including a child, a mother and a lawyer, to examine his work and say what they liked and what they didn’t, to placing works on trolleys that are constantly on the move. The exhibition of my work that opened at the MAXXI in Rome on 26 June is another retrospective. It follows the one at the Milan Triennale in 2005, which in its turn had been preceded by the one at the Centre Pompidou in 1996.
On these occasions, besides showing my work, I explored different ways of exhibiting. At the Paris show, for example, some works were visible on certain days, others on the days that followed; and while some were revealed, others were hidden. This is to say that an exhibition is like discovering a city, which does not reveal itself in all its aspects in a single visit, but requires further reconnoitring before it discloses every corner. Read the full article on Domus magazine.
Gaetano Pesce: il Tempo della diversitå curated by Gianni Mercurio and Domitilla Dardiis is on show at the MAXXI in Rome until 5 October 2014.