Gallery Shows/ April
L’ABBRACCIO – Gaetano Pesce
Fred Torres Collaborations
March 21st – May 25th 2013/ New York, NY USA
Fred Torres Collaborations presents the first Gaetano Pesce solo show in New York in 25 years and focuses on issues of love and empathy, themes that have occupied Pesce’s work since his beginning. The highlight of the exhibition is L’abbraccio, or hug, and refers to a 2009 cabinet designed by Pesce of two people locked in an embrace. It also includes rarely-seen drawings, maquettes, lighting and furniture from the 1970s.
George Hoentschel: Stoneware Love Affair
Jason Jacques Gallery
April 5th – 25th 2013/ New York, NY USA
Jason Jacques Gallery opens an exhibition devoted to the ceramics of Georges Hoentschel and other artist-potters associated with Jean Carriès. Hoentschel is best remembered as an interior designer and antiques dealer with several prestigious clients, including J. Pierpont Morgan. Morgan’s collection was donated to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, who concurrently is running an exhibition at the Bard Graduate Center exploring art pottery.
Gerrit Th. Rietveld
April 7th – May 26th 2013/ Rotterdam, Netherlands
Galerie VIVID presents the first ever Rietveld exhibition in a Dutch gallery with a selection of works from important private collections. Many of the works have never been shown in public before and the show features some of Rietveld’s most iconic designs, including the ZigZag chair, the red-blue chair and the ‘Beugelstoel’. The collections represented include architects, previous employees of Rietveld’s architecture firm, teachers and traditional design dealers.
Glassworks by NENDO
April 9th – 14th 2013/ Milan, Italy
For the occasion of Fuori Salone del Mobile 2013 Dilmos presents a solo exhibition of glass works by the Japanese group Nendo. The designers compare themselves with traditional companies that have always had a close relationship with glass in expressing thoughts and suggestions. The exhibition aims to bring out a new awareness around glass as a material that still has much to be said.
April 9th – 30th 2013/ Milan, Italy
Nilufar Gallery follows its tradition of launching its annual spring show alongside the Fuori Salone del Mobile 2013 with an exhibition showing a selection of new contemporary projects together with twentieth century masters. It explores the exclusivity and inclusivity of ‘luxury’ in design – with exclusive being prestigious and impenetrable, and the inclusive welcoming the new and contemporary provided it has something to say. Lindsey Adelman, Maarten De Ceulaer, Nucleo and Bethan Laura Wood all have work in the show.
Campana Brothers: Brazilian Baroque
David Gill Galleries
April 30th – June 15th 2013/ London, UK
Design brothers Humberto and Fernando Campana introduce the Baroque style of the 17th and 18th century into their perspective on Brazilian art and culture with new coffee coffee tables, shown for the first time at David Gill Galleries, along with a selection of works first shown at Les Art Decoratifs in Paris. Each piece is made by craftsmen in a workshop in Rome where they pay intricate detail to the bronze work of each piece, wedling together keys, leaves, cupids and crocodiles, highlighting the Campana Brothers’ distinct humor.