30.04.2008 | Schinkel Pavillon, Oberwallstraße 1, 10117 Berlin-Mitte

Schinkel Pavillon opening: Ettore Sottsass curated by Lili Reynaud-Dewar

Duration: May 2–18, 2008

Schinkel Pavillon, Oberwallstrasse 1, 10117 Berlin-Mitte, U6 Französische Strasse, U2 Hausvogteiplatz


The Italian designer and architect Ettore Sottsass is widely known as the founder of the 1980s collective Memphis and as the designer of iconic electronic products for Olivetti. In this exhibition, Lili Reynaud-Dewar presents a selection of his design works, together with some of his esoteric texts written in the 1970s, printed on large sheets of paper and distributed for free to visitors in the Schinkel Pavillon. For the opening of the exhibition, a group of performers, directed by Lili Reynaud-Dewar, will conduct readings of some of these texts. A series of her new sculptures are presented at KW Institute for Contemporary Art as part of the 5th berlin biennial. The Ettore Sottsass exhibition at the Schinkel Pavillon was realized in collaboration with Salvatore Lacagnina. Ettore Sottsass was born in 1917 in Innsbruck, Austria, and he died in 2007 in Milan (IT). Lili Reynaud-Dewar was born in 1975, in La Rochelle (FR), she lives and works in Bordeaux, France.

10th Berlin Biennale