New Year Exhibition

Marcello Morandini, Massimo Listri, Roger Selden, Barber Osgerby

6 Jan – 11 Feb 2023

Novalis Art Design, G/F 197 Hollywood Road, Hong Kong

New Year Exhibition
Marcello Morandini, Massimo Listri, Roger Selden, Barber Osgerby


We’re ringing in the new year of rabbit with a new show of Italian art by Marcello Morandini, Massimo Listri and some design pieces by Roger Selden and Barber Osgerby.


Marcello Morandini

Marcello Morandini (Mantua, 1940) attended the Brera School of Art in Milan, the city where he also worked as design assistant for a company and as a graphic designer for AG Fronzoni studio. In 1962 he produced his first drawings and in 1964 he created his first three-dimensional artworks, which were exhibited in his first solo exhibition curated by Germano Celant at Galleria del Deposito of Genoa in 1965. Between the mid-1960s and late-1970s, he participated in important international events including: IX Biennale of Sao Paulo in Brazil (1967), XXXIV Biennale of Venice (1968), “Nove Tendencije 4”, Zagreb (1969); Documenta VI of Kassel (1977). In 1979 the Wilhelm-Hack-Museum of Ludwigshafen inauguratec the first of three solo shows dedicated to him, the next two followed in 1994 and 2004. From the early-1980s he starts a series of long collaborations with different architecture firms, and creates construction and architectural projects in Italy and around the world. He is also in education: from 1995 to 1997 he was art and design teacher at the Summer Academy in Salzburg, from 1997 to 2001 he was a visiting professor at ECAL in Lausanne, in 2004 he was coordinator of the project “Vivere Venezia 3” at IUAV University in Venice. In the world of design, Morandini collaborates with Sawaya e Moroni, Cleto Munari, Baleri, Tecnodelta and in a privileged way with Rosenthal.

In 2005 in Germany he participated in an important retrospective exhibition on art and design, at Europäisches Industriemuseum of Plößberg and at Museum Schloss of Fürstenberg. The new Museum Ritter of Waldenbuch opened to the public that same year, with his solo show. In 2008, in conjunction with the Biennale of Architecture, Museum Ca’ Pesaro of Venice inaugurated “MARCELLO MORANDINI. Arte, Architettura, Design”, that was to be integrated and exhibited the following year at Neues Museum of Nuremberg. In 2014, Kunstmuseum Bayreuth and Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna of Rome dedicated two solo shows to him. In 2017, his work was presented in a big exhibition at MA*GA in Gallarate, and the following years at Scuola Grande della Misericordia of Venice.

At the moment he is working on the Foundation Marcello Morandini, which was established in Varese in 2016, according to the artist’s wishes, and inaugurated in September 2021.

Massimo Listri

Massimo Listri born in 1953 began his career as a photographer at a very young age. At 17 he was collaborating with numerous magazines dedicated to Art and Architecture. During his university years he studied Arts and Letters and continued to expand his work, contributing numerous photographic services to publications devoted to Art, Architecture, and Interior Design.

In 1981 Massimo founded the internationally renowned magazine FMR, with the publisher Franco Maria Ricci and Vittorio Sgarbi. For 20 years this beautiful magazine served as the major vehicle for the expression of Massimo’s photographic essays of the most beautiful Palaces, Villas, Interior Design, and Architecture from all periods.

In thirty years Massimo has published more than 70 books with the most prestigious publishers in Europe and the United States ( Palaces of Rome, Vilas of Tuscany, Versailles, Italian Palace, Sweden Interiors, Alhambra, Grand Interiors, Casa Mexicana, New Asian Interiors, etc)

In addition, he has exhibited his work at numerous “solo artist” exhibitions throughout the world. Most recently his work has been presented at Palazzo Reale, Milan (2008), Palazzo Pitti (Florence 2009), The Contemporary Art Museum of Prato (2009), The Morgan Library and Museum (New York 2010), The National Library of Taipei (2012), The Italian Institute of Culture in Tokyo (2012), The Museum of Modern Art of Bogota (2012), The Museum of Italian Art in Lima (2012), The Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires (2012), Angelica Libary in Rome (2012), The living art gallery in Santiago (Chile) (2013), Galeria Nacional de Bellas Artes in Dominican Republic (2013) and Schusev State Museum of Architecture in Moscow (2013), Museo Nacional San Carlos Mexico City (2014) ,Benaki Museum in Athens (2014), San Domenico Museum in Forlì (2014), Vatican Museum in Rome (2014), Palazzo Reale in Turin (2014), Kunsthistorisches Museum in Wien (2015), Museum of Modern Art in Bogotà (2015), Katara Museum in Doha (2015) ,in 29 February 2016 in the Quirinal Palace in Rome ( the residence of the Italian President) , San Carlos Museum in Mexico City (2017), River City in Bangkok (2017), Guadalupe Museum in Zacatecas (2018), Venaria Reale in Turin (2018), Brasilian Embassy in Wien (2018), Shanghai Himalayas Museum in Shanghai (2019).


Roger Selden

Born in New York in 1945, Roger Selden studied art at the Brooklyn Museum from 1957 to 1962. He then attended Temple University Tyler School of Fine Arts in Philadelphia where he received his BFA in 1966. During the summer of 1964 he studied in paris with Antonio Frasconi and George McNeil. From 1966 to 1968 he attended the Tyler School of Fine Arts Rome Italy where he received his MFA in 1968.

Since 1971 Selden in collaboration with Renato and Giorgio Cardazzo of the Naviglio Gallery in Milano, Italy, has had more than 100 one man shows around the world, he has also had one man shows in the most important art fairs such as Art Basel, Fiac Paris, Arte Fiera Bologna, Chicago Art Fair, Arco Madrid, Art Cologne, Art Forum Zurich.

Selden lives and works in Milan and New York.

Barber Osgerby

Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby founded their East London studio in 1996, after studying architecture together at the Royal College of Art. For more than two decades their work has challenged the boundaries of design in this country and abroad, while their commitment to lecturing, workshops and studio practice supports the development of new generations of designers.

Barber and Osgerby’s approach is characterised by its emphasis on experimentation and innovation and an exploratory attitude to materiality and colour. From these areas of focus emerge solutions that reflect the close relationship of their work with industrial processes and new technologies, but also its affinities with fine art, illustrated most clearly in large-scale installations such as Double Space (2014) – a series of revolving mirrors suspended from the ceiling of the Raphael Gallery in the V&A – and Forecast (2016) – a wind-powered work installed at Somerset House, as part of the first London Design Biennale.

Barber and Osgerby have developed collections for B&B Italia, Flos, Vitra, Magis, Cappellini, Swarovski, Venini and Established & Sons, among others. They have also designed works for private commissions, and for public spaces such as the De La Warr Pavilion, The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), and the Portsmouth Cathedral. Significant projects include the Tip Ton chair for Vitra in 2011, the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic torch and a £2 coin commemorating the 150th anniversary of the London Underground in 2013.

Barber and Osgerby are also founders of Universal Design Studio,[5] a London-based architecture and interior design studio, and Map,[6] a London-based industrial design consultancy focused on design strategy.