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Studio project, ECAL 2017

in BACHELOR INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

by 2DI, 2AV

Teacher(s): Christophe Guberan, Stéphane Kropf


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.

Photos by ECAL/Younès Klouche assisted by Marceau Avogadro and Flora Mottini

Overview

Flo: ECAL/Laurie Greco – Cardbox: ECAL/Jérémy Aberlé & Loris Gomboso

Keramos

ECAL/Myriam Meyer

Hook

ECAL/Manfred-Gordon Baud &

Ferdinand Pezin

Clastic

ECAL/Iskander Guetta

Flo

ECAL/Laurie Greco

Traffic

ECAL/Géraldine Guillaume

Overview

Manta: ECAL/Nathan Baraness – Dapple: Dylan Casasnovas

Camo

ECAL/Julien Chaintreau

& François Ménès

Meta

ECAL/Dimitri Nassisi

Overview

Washi: Yohanna Rieckhoff – Clastic: Iskander Guetta – Worb: Manon Membrez – Tapisse: Marie Cornil

Corbi

ECAL/Jasmina Celikovic

Fondo

ECAL/Amélie Demay