More Rules for Modern Life, 04–09.04.2017, Spazio Orso 16, Milano

More Rules for Modern Life
Spazio Orso 16, Milano

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

Dates and schedules


Spazio Orso 16, Milano
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