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From 04.04.2017 to 09.04.2017
Spazio Orso 16, Milano [map]

A selection of pieces by ECAL Bachelor Industrial Design and Bachelor Fine Arts students under the guidance of Christophe Guberan and Stéphane Kropf. Exhibition curated by John M Armleder.

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Asserting its wish to play with the flimsy distinctions between “objets d’art” and practical objects and to question the legitimacy of an exhibition on the fringes of such an outstanding event as the Milan Salone del Mobile, ECAL has invited visual artist John M Armleder to curate an exhibition displaying side by side the works of students from the Bachelor Fine Arts and the Bachelor Industrial Design programmes.

After having (re)visited some of John M Armleder exhibitions and seen his iconic pieces, the Furniture Sculpture among others, the students used their chosen materials and processes to devise their exhibition pieces, which they developed at ECAL during a full semester under the watchful eye of designer and professor Christophe Guberan and Stéphane Kropf, artist and Head of the Bachelor Fine Arts.

Playing with scale, shapes, colours and materials, the exhibited works defy pre-established categories: a rocking zebra for gangling children, a handless clock, a minimal painting with maximalist details, taped ceramic vases, a menhir made from recycled plastic, concrete marble… All piled up in a visual cacophony that is happily deliberate.

Press preview
Monday 3 April, 4 pm – 6 pm

Opening hours
Tuesday – Sunday, 11 am – 8 pm

Spazio Orso 16
Via dell’Orso 16, 20121 Milan
www.orso16.com

Zig-zag: ECAL/Nathan Gramage – Kiki: ECAL/Hanna Rochereau – Sans Titre: ECAL/Elise Corpataux – Euka: ECAL/Kelly Tissot – Washi: ECAL/Yohanna Rieckhoff



Camo: ECAL/Julien Chaintreau & François Ménès – Megalito II: ECAL/Margaux Dewarrat – Tracchia: ECAL/Giovanna Belossi – Badbadak: Hanieh Rashid




Nadir: ECAL/Mélanie Therond – Flo: ECAL/Laurie Greco – Cardbox: ECAL/Jérémy Aberlé & Loris Gomboso – Photo: ECAL/Younès Klouche



ECAL/Emeline Herrera – Fossile: Cécile Polito – Washi: Yohanna Rieckhoff – Clastic: Iskander Guetta – Worb: Manon Membrez – Tapisse: Marie Cornil


Megalito I: ECAL/Margaux Dewarrat – Sous-Sol au 1er & Vue d’installation: ECAL/Line Chevalley – Manta: ECAL/Nathan Baraness – Dapple: Dylan Casasnovas



Haut Courage: ECAL/Julie Schaer

Photo: ECAL/Younès Klouche


Hook: ECAL/Manfred-Gordon Baud & Ferdinand Pezin

Photo: ECAL/Younès Klouche


Sans titre: ECAL/Emeline Herrera

Photo: ECAL/Younès Klouche


Keramos: ECAL/Myriam Meyer

Photo: ECAL/Younès Klouche


Meta: ECAL/Dimitri Nassisi

Photo: ECAL/Younès Klouche


Traffic: ECAL/Géraldine Guillaume

Photo: ECAL/Younès Klouche

Fondo: ECAL/Amélie Demay

Photo: ECAL/Younès Klouche


Corbi: ECAL/Jasmina Celikovic

Photo: ECAL/Younès Klouche


Kiki: ECAL/Hanna Rochereau

Photo: ECAL/Younès Klouche


Zig-zag: ECAL/Nathan Gramage

Photo: ECAL/Younès Klouche


Camo: ECAL/Julien Chaintreau & François Ménès

Photo: ECAL/Younès Klouche