Spazio Maiocchi - HANS ULRICH OBRIST IN CONVERSATION WITH VALERIO OLGIATI
On the occasion of Salone del Mobile 2021, KALEIDOSCOPE presents OFFICE GOALS, a public event at Spazio Maiocchi exploring contemporary methodologies of working, which expands on the trend report of the same title featured in the magazine’s latest issue.
Stepping out of the magazine’s front cover, super curator Hans Ulrich Obrist hosts a public conversation with Valerio Olgiati, the award-winning Swiss architect who reached cult status internationally with radical, conceptually rigorous projects.
Since his first show, “World Soup,” which he curated in his kitchen in 1991 when he was twenty-three years old, Hans Ulrich Obrist has staged more than three hundred exhibitions internationally, and authored several books including Ways of Curating; A Brief History of Curating; A Brief History of New Music; Everything You Always Wanted to Ask About Curating But Were Afraid to Ask; and nearly thirty volumes of his “Conversation Series” of interviews with contemporary artists. He is the Artistic Director of the Serpentine Galleries, London.
Valerio Olgiati studied architecture at ETH Zurich. His most important buildings include the residential complex Schleife in Zug, Switzerland; the Museum of Contemporary Art in Perm, Russia; the Pearling Path Visitors Center in Bahrain; the Céline Flagship Store in Miami; and Villa Além in Portugal. He is now planning a creative campus for Kanye West in Wyoming. Among other academic engagements he led the Kenzo Tange Chair at Harvard University, USA in 2009. Since 2002 he has been a Full Professor at the Architecture Academy in Mendrisio.
The conversation will kick off Design Week on Sunday, September 5th at 4.30 pm, followed by a music performance by artist and DJ Juliana Huxtable.