Five-star hotel The Peninsula Chicago, is showcasing an an exclusive art exhibition with works created by impresario artist, architect and designer Gaetano Pesce.
With this project, The Peninsula Hotels continues its ongoing commitment to present rotating art exhibitions of world-class contemporary art for the hotels’ public spaces.
The exhibit entitled What is it to be a human, is curated by Salon 94 Design and it aligns with the sixth annual EXPO Chicago, the International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art, and the Chicago Architecture Biennial.
Gaetano Pesce’s art connects with humanity, provokes thought, emotion and dialogue by focusing on radical design, and those voices that restrict convention.
“For a long time, I have been using a multidisciplinary approach to express myself,” Gaetano Pesce says.
“The great artists of the Italian Renaissance have influenced me tremendously – Orcagna, Mantegna, Brunelleschi, Alberti, Raffaello, Michelangelo, and the great Da Vinci.”
“This context and history are vital to how I approach my work. I believe that every idea has its most effective form of expression. It is increasingly apparent that a multidisciplinary approach is the best way to address the complexity of our time.”
Pesce’s work is featured in more than 30 permanent collections of the most important museums in the world, such as MoMA of New York and San Francisco, Metropolitan Museum in New York, Vitra Museum in Germany, Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Pompidou Center and Musee des Arts Decoratifs of Louvre in Paris.
His award-winning designs include the prestigious Chrysler Award for Innovation and Design in 1993, the Architektur and Wohnen Designer of the Year in 2006 and the Lawrence J. Israel Prize from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York in 2009.