Martino Gamper 
100 Chairs in 100 Days


Date: 13 June 2015 - 23 September 2015
Hours: 10:00-18:00 (Admission until 30 minutes prior to closing time.)
*Open until 20:00 on 13 June

Organized by Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, The MIMOCA Foundation
Supported by SHISEIDO CO., LTD.
With special cooperation from the British Council

Admission: Adults ¥950, Students (college, university) ¥650, Children (0 year to highschool) free
*Ticket valid for admission to the exhibition "Genichiro Inokuma: Cats" and Permanent Collection.

Martino Gamper (born 1971 in Italy, resides in London), known for his crossovers between fine art and design, came to major acclaim with 100 Chairs in 100 Days (2007), for which he culled disused chairs from London alleyways and friends' homes and reassembled them one per day into poetic, often humorous forms. Drawing upon the history of furniture yet altogether unique and original improvisations, he has toured 99 chairs around the globe, always creating another 100th chair in each new location. So for this exhibition, he will create a yet-unveiled 100th chair from a find here in Marugame. Working within self-imposed parametres — found materials, structures, designs and a single day — Gamper's 100 chairs showcase his wit and experiments in transforming limitations into elements of possibility. Transcending mere design and function, Gamper's unprecedented methodology lets us glimpse the stories hidden within things.

Installation View: Triennale Design Museum, Milano, 2009

1.Inflation(16 SEPTEMBER 2006)
2.Barbapapa in Vienna(07 AUGUST 2006)
3.Hands On(27 SEPTEMBER 2006)
4.Multiple Choice(17 SEPTEMBER 2007)
5.Tubolare(10 SEPTEMBER 2007)
6.Giro(12 SEPTEMBER 2007)
7.Omback(31 AUGUST 2006)
8.A Small Children’s that Looks like an Animal or a Scooter(2 AUGUST 2007)

From the series 100 Chairs in 100 Days

all images
Åbäke/Martino Gamper

Related Programs * More details (in Japanese)

Opening Party
"basta la pasta"

13 June 2015, 18:00-19:00 (Exhibition opens until 20:00)
The opening party will be held at Cafe MIMOCA and the artist Martino Gamper will be in attendance.

The "Torattoria" is a series of dinning and design events which have been organized by Martino Gamper, Åbäke’s Kajsa Ståhl and Maki Suzuki, Alex Rich from 2002. Gamper, a good chef as well, will create a special recipe named “basta la pasta” (that means “enough with the pasta” in Italy) which is a collaboration with pasta and popular local noodle “udon" and a special cocktail for this exhibition. Let’s have a great time with the unique delicious food and drink with the artist himself. An interpreter will be with the artist and everybody is most welcome.

Date: 13 April 2015
Hours: 18:00-19:00
Admission: Free
Advance booking: Not required
*Consecutive interpreting is available

The exhibition will open until 20:00 on that day.

Artist Talk: Martino Gamper
14 June 2015 15:00-
Martino Gamper will talk about his works.

Date: 14 April 2015
Hours: 15:00-
Venue: Museum Hall (2nd floor)
Admission: Free
Capacity: 170 seats (first come, first served)
Advance booking: Not required
*Consecutive interpreting is available

Curator's Talk
Date and Time: 1st, 3rd, 5th Sunday at 14:00 during the exhibition.
The curator, Katsura Kunieda will talk about the highlights of the exhibition.

Workshop * More details (in Japanese)

Is this chair? Small chair of palm-size
5・12 July 2015, 13:00-17:00