Wednesday, April 07, 2010

The Art of Chess

quote [“… if suddenly (and mysteriously) all the art works of the twentieth Century were to disappear and only a collection of chess pieces survived… art historians would be able to reconstruct all the various trends, styles and movements of the past century quite simply from a study of this collection…” Ernst Strouhal.
On occasion of Milan Design Week 2010 and the 49th International Furniture Fair of Milan, ProjectB is proud to present for the first time in Italy The Art of Chess, in partnership with RS&A London, which invited some of the world’s leading contemporary artists (Tracey Emin, Tom Friedman, Damien Hirst, Barbara Kruger, Yayoi Kusama Alastair Mackie, and Rachel Whiteread) to produce the chess sets, previously exhibited in 2009 at the Reykjavik Art Museum.
[Thumbnail: Alastair Mackie, Amorphous Organic, 2008]

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