7 Chairs in 7 Days
May – Jun 2010
British Council, London, Uk
Get It Louder was an international exhibition organised by leading Chinese curator Ou Ning. The first edition in 2005 was the most substantial showing ever of contemporary Chinese design in China. For the 2007 sequel Ou Ning invited the British Council and Newbetter to co-curate a collection of British work.
Emily Campbell, former director of Architecture, Design and Fashion at the British Council together with Shumon Basar and Joshua Bolchover curated the UK representation which included 14 artists and designers whose work had not previously been seen in China - Åbäke, Danny Brown, Marloes Ten Bhomer, Sam Buston, Shezad Dawood, Martino Gamper, Neil Rock, Julia Lohmann, Simon Heijdens, Celine Condorelli, Assa Ashuach, D-Fuse and Troika.
Get It Louder opened at the Grandview Mall in Guangzhou and toured to Shanghai and Beijing. During the three month tour the exhibition attracted over 175,000 visitors. On show at the British Council is '7 Chairs in 7 Days' the outcome of Martino Gamper's time in Guangzhou. Taken from the press release.
Exhibition photography ©Matylda Krzykowski Chair photography ©Anna Arca