Meta Memphis

Michelangelo Pistoletto, Martino Gamper, Bill Woodrow, Franz West, Lawrence Weiner, Luigi Benzoni, Richard Jolley, Batten and Kamp, Paolo Bini, Massimo Listri, Francesco Polenghi, Alighiero Boetti, Ettore Sottsass, Roger Selden, Martine Bedin, Nathalie Du Pasquier

13 May – 26 June 2021

Novalis Art Design, 197 Hollywood Road, Hong Kong

The exhibition features works from the Meta Memphis collections shown alongside Italian art, blurring the boundaries between art and design.1989 saw the launch of the Meta Memphis collection, an innovative experiment that involved no longer designers, but internationally renowned artists engaged in the design of objects and furniture.

Inspired by the Greek word metamorphosis (transformation), the collection rethinks the ways and archetypes of living sedimented in the collective memory through conceptual reappraisals and unusual formal, material, and functional associations.