May 2015


Martino Gamper and Hou Hanru

  • Tuesday, 19 May 2015 - 6:00pm
MAXXI, Via Guido Reni, 4A

Celebrated London-based Italian artist and designer Martino Gamper, best-known for his project 100 Chairs in 100 Days, will speak with MAXXI Artistic Director Hou Hanru about the productive intersections between art and design and their potential as catalysts for social change. The Roy Lichtenstein Artist in Residence at the American Academy in Rome, Gamper is one of the artists featured in Transformers, an exhibition opening at the MAXXI in November 2015. In a special preview of the exhibition, this conversation will explore the way in which projects pursued by versatile creators such as Gamper balance utopian aspirations with clear-headed pragmatism and, in so doing, create innovative platforms for social interaction and improvement.

The conversation will be held in Italian.

This event is organized in collaboration with MAXXI.

Please note: picture identification is required for entry into the American Academy in Rome.