THE VISIONARY WORKS OF ROSS LOVEGROVE EXHIBITED TO CELEBRATE THE 40- YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE PARIS-BASED MUSEUM
The Georges Pompidou center, major Paris-based art gallery designed by Renzo Piano and Richard Roger, hosting more than 70,000 artworks (the largest modern art collection in Europe), combining plastic arts, design, photography and new media, as well as venue for monographic or themed exhibitions, this year turns 40.
Open to public since February 1977, the cutting-edge building has always been considered a symbol of XX century’s architecture, a source for inspiration for architects regardless their generation. A place symbolizing innovation and technology, which looked ahead into the future, in the new millennium, in-depth analyzing the boundaries between art and design.
Not surprisingly, the Centre Pompidou chose to celebrate its 40th anniversary organizing a major exhibition devoted to the Welsh designer Ross Lovegrove.
Who better than him – and his visionary universe inspired by the logic and beauty of nature, resulting in a trinity between technology, materials science and intelligent organic form”, pushing the boundaries between art and design – may better interpret the technological progress of the XXI Century?
Convergence (April 12 – July 3) is a major ‘introspective’ exhibition, a journey in the works of the designer-artist, some of which will become part of the permanent collection of the museum.
Amongs the displayed otems, some project realized for major Italian and international brands, including Artemide, Biomega, Swarovski, or describing the long-lasting collaboration with the company Moroso, such as Diatom chair, a stackable small armchair in aluminium inspired by the shapes of a single-cell organism.
Centre Pompidou, Galerie 3 Centre Pompidou
Place Georges-Pompidou di Parigi
12 April-3 July 2017