Martino Gamper, Haim Steinbach and design critic Alice Rawsthorn in conversation about display, exhibition-making, objects, art and design.
Working across design and art venues, Martino Gamper engages in a variety of projects including exhibition design, interior design, specialist one-off commissions and the design of mass-produced products for the cutting-edge international furniture industry. Gamper has worked in the public realm, with designs for London’s Design Museum; Victoria & Albert Museum; Wellcome Trust; Yerba Buena Centre, San Francisco; Frieze Art Fair, London. Commissions include the design of public street furniture for Park-to-Park, London, in collaboration with LTGDC, Genève, and a chair called Vigna for Magis, Italy. He was the recipient of the Moroso Award for Contemporary Art, 2011, and Wallpaper Award for Best Use of Colour, 2011.
Haim Steinbach was born in 1944 in Rehovot, Israel, and has lived in New York since 1957. Following his historic exhibition at Artists Space in 1979, Steinbach has exhibited internationally at institutions including Witte de With, Centre for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Castello di Rivoli, Turin; Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna; CAPC musée d’art contemporain, Bordeaux and Haus der Kunst, Munich. His work was included in documenta IX and the Sydney Biennale in 1992, the 1993 and 1997 Venice Biennales, the 2000 Biennale de Lyon and La Triennale, Paris, 2012.
Alice Rawsthorn writes about design for the International New York Times, which syndicates her columns worldwide, and is a columnist for frieze magazine. She is also the author of the critically acclaimed book Hello World: Where Design Meets Life, which explores design’s influence on our lives — past, present and future. Based in London, Rawsthorn is a trustee of Whitechapel Gallery and contemporary dance group Michael Clark Company, as well as chair of trustees at Chisenhale Gallery.