l:gaetano pesce r: new york sunset, prototype, 1983
was born in la spezia, italy in 1939, he studied architecture at the university of venice
and started working in the sixties. he was influenced by the social movements
of this period. the work and the lessons of the architect carlo scarpa and the writer
bruno zevi have also been important to him. gaetano pesce has lived in milan, marseille
and paris and he has been living and working in new york
his work is characterized by an interdisciplinary approach to architecture and design,
in fact gaetano pesce is internationally known for his artwork too.
gaetano pesce has taught at numerous universities, among
cooper union in new york and the university of architecture in strasburg.
his works are in the most important museum collections all over the world:
the moma, the metropolitan, the museum of modern art in san francisco, the
v&a museum in london. a retrospective on his work spanning the last 30 years was
shown in 1996 at the centre pompidou in paris and in 1997 in an exhibition
entitled " is the future now ?
gaetano pesce : material explorations" was shown at the gallery
material connextion in new york.
designboom met gaetano pesce
in milan on 16.04.2000
db: what is the best moment of the day?
I have no idea, it depends on the day
db: what kind of music do you listen to at the moment?
any kind of music, my mother was a pianist, I've grown up with classic music
but I like innovative, progressive music very much,
usually popular music, I don’t believe in what they call classic - modern.
vivaldi was as important for his time as the beatles or the rolling stones
were during my youth, or the police... these musicians give pleasure to people.
mozart wrote and played music, which allowed people to dance.
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