May 2017


David Reinfurt - ". . . meet the Tetracono"*

  • Monday, 8 May 2017 - 6:30pm
Studio 253

In 1965, Italian artist and designer Bruno Munari released the Tetracono with an event and exhibition at the Danese Milano showroom, inviting spectators to ". . . meet the Tetracono" as if it was a person. Instead Tetracono is a product, an austere 15-cm black steel cube housing four aluminum cones, each painted half-red and half-green, designed to spin at four distinct speeds on an 18-minute cycle. Its function is to “show forms while they are in the process of becoming.” Taking the form of a product launch or software demo, David Reinfurt will informally present his work over the last four months at the American Academy reanimating this strange product-artwork and will address the fertile grey areas between art and design and how this territory has shifted in the meantime.

David Reinfurt is the Mark Hampton Rome Prize Fellow in Design at the American Academy in Rome and Lecturer in the Department of Visual Arts at Princeton University.

The shoptalk will be held in English.

Please note: valid photo ID is required for entry into the American Academy in Rome. Backpacks and luggage with dimensions larger than cm 40 x 35 x 15 (inches 16 x 14 x 6) are not permitted on the property. There are no locker facilities available.