More Rules for Modern Life

More Rules for Modern Life

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

Studio project (2017) with Christophe Guberan, Stéphane Kropf, Marceau Avogadro, Flora Mottini

Students
Jérémy Aberlé, Cosima Antoine-Schumann, Nathan Baraness, Manfred-Gordon Baud, Lisa Bernasconi, Jonas Béguin, Julia Caron, Dylan Casasnovas, Jasmina Celikovic, Julien Chaintreau, Marie Cornil, Marina Daguet, Amélie Demay, Johanne Fouqueron, Loris Gomboso, Nathan Gramage, Laurie Greco, Iskander Guetta, Géraldine Guillaume, Victoria Mac Sweeney, Manon Membrez, Myriam Meyer, François Ménès, Dimitri Nassisi, Ferdinand Pezin, Johan Pricam, Hanieh Rashid, Célia Steinmetz, Manon Vernier, Marin de Saint-Exupéry
Overview Flo: ECAL/Laurie Greco – Cardbox: ECAL/Jérémy Aberlé & Loris Gomboso
Cardbox ECAL/Jérémy Aberlé & Loris Gomboso

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Keramos ECAL/Myriam Meyer
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Hook ECAL/Manfred-Gordon Baud & Ferdinand Pezin
Clastic ECAL/Iskander Guetta
Zig-zag ECAL/Nathan Gramage

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Flo ECAL/Laurie Greco
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Traffic ECAL/Géraldine Guillaume
Overview Manta: ECAL/Nathan Baraness – Dapple: Dylan Casasnovas
Manta ECAL/Nathan Baraness

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Camo ECAL/Julien Chaintreau & François Ménès
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Meta ECAL/Dimitri Nassisi
Overview Washi: Yohanna Rieckhoff – Clastic: Iskander Guetta – Worb: Manon Membrez – Tapisse: Marie Cornil
Tapisse ECAL/Marie Cornil

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Corbi ECAL/Jasmina Celikovic
Fondo ECAL/Amélie Demay
Washi ECAL/Yohanna Rieckhoff

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