17.01.2020 - Jeanne Tullen 'In Transit' - Centre for contemporary arts (Glasgow) > 30 Jan.
PH
EXECAL, Association - Expires 17.02.2020
Jeanne Tullen [ECAL graduate, BA-PH 2014]
In Transit
Sat 11 January - Thu 30 January 2020
CCA Glasglow

In 1991, Will Wright’s house disappeared. The game designer started to think about playful ways to build houses - and people - from scratch, giving birth to The Sims, one of the best-selling video games of all time. As a digital avatar, a happy 'Sim' would thrive when their needs are fulfilled. We, children born in the nineties, were hypnotised by the possibility of designing a virtual life from scratch, where duties and actions are performed on a loop.

This digital life performed in circles brings to mind Jeanne Tullen’s series of GIFs of her own body. On screens, she contorts and turns like a figure in a video game, ready for selection. When Tullen performs physically in the gallery, wearing a matching skin tone costume she too has created, she is an avatar made physical, interacting with her screen based alter egos.

Tullen’s playful work references self image making, from computer games to selfies and Snapchat, where the author is simultaneously subject. Tullen does not position the digital portrait and the physical one as two opposite poles of reality, rather, they become complementary. Simulating the disassembly and reassembly of a body, Tullen performs the constant transition from the physical to the virtual, where the human needs its avatar.

Text by Alma Cecilia Suarez [ECAL graduate, BA-PH 2014]

https://www.cca-glasgow.com/programme/jeanne-tullen-in-transit

http://www.jeannetullen.ch

15.01.2020 - Alfatih, Christophe Guberan 'Making fashion sense' - HEK (Basel) opening 15 Jan.
DI, MID
EXECAL, Association - Expires 15.02.2020
On the occasion of the exhibition "Making Fashion Sense" at HeK - Haus der elektronischen Künste Basel (Opening reception on Wednesday 15 January, 6pm – Eröffnung Making Fashion Sense), ECAL presents the BA Media & Interaction Design diploma project developed by ALFATIH – a service offering an alternative economic model and a way to reflect on the nature of clothing in the physical and the digital space.

BA Industrial Design graduate Christophe GUBERAN will also present his work within the exhibition and participate in a panel discussion ("Fashion, Movement and Behaviour") with Anja Cronberg, editor of Vestoj, on Tuesday 21 January from 6:30pm.

https://vimeo.com/363284603

https://www.hek.ch

13.01.2020 - Jessica Russ, David Weishaar : Lieber Maler, male mir - Ferme de la Chapelle (Grand-Lancy) vernissage 18 janv.
AV
EXECAL, Association - Expires 08.03.2020
A partir de photographies et de captures d’écran, David Weishaar peint des œuvres qui revisitent le statut de l’image, son essence, son obsolescence. Il revient d’une résidence à Berlin avec une nouvelle série de toiles. Lauréate 2019 du Prix Alice Bailly, Jessica Russ oscille entre figuration et abstraction, associant lignes et aplats de couleurs. Leurs travaux dialoguent autour d’une réflexion commune, la peinture.

David Weishaar expose également au STUDIO BINICHAIN (vernissage vendredi 17 janvier dès 18h; exposition ouverte également samedi 18 et dimanche 19 janvier de 14h à 18h)

Jessica et David sont tous deux diplômés de l'ECAL en Arts visuels.

https://davidweishaar.tumblr.com
https://jessicaruss.ch
http://ressources-urbaines.ch/les-peintures-de-david-weishaar-exposees-au-studio-binichain/

VERNISSAGE
samedi 18 janvier 2020
16:00 - 19:00

https://www.facebook.com/events/576854722890926/

http://www.fermedelachapelle.ch

16.12.2019 - Maya Rochat (et al.) 'Fluid Desires' - Nest (Den Haag, NL) > 22 March
PH
EXECAL, Association - Expires 29.03.2020
Fluid Desires
24 Jan – 22 Mar 2020 / Exhibition@Nest

Hicham Berrada
Mimosa Echard
Inge van Genuchten
Marie Maillard
Shanta Rao
Jérôme Robbe
Maya Rochat [ECAL graduate, Bachelor Photography, 2009]
Leonid Tsvetkov

Guest curator: Nanda Janssen

Today’s world can be experienced as very fluid. Nothing is fixed, everything is in motion. Through scientific discoveries and new insights, concepts that had been carved in stone for decades, have now started to flow. Notions like time, space, reality, nature, the object, human and the object-man relation.

This hybrid, unstable world serves as a point of departure for the artists in ‘Fluid Desires’. Post-apocalyptic cocktails and works of art with a liquid allure zoom in on blurring boundaries between organic and inorganic, natural and synthetic, living and non-living. Their understanding of the world is through matter.

The artworks do not use symbols or metaphors, nor do they depict anything; on the contrary, they just are. These explosions of color, texture, and slipperiness, are related in aesthetics. Throughout the exhibition, the concept of contagion is recurrent. Contamination as a marker for meanings that mix, images that merge and ideas that influence each other. Because it fantasises about the future, sometimes ‘Fluid Desires’ has science-fiction-like traits.

https://nestruimte.nl/en/exhibition/fluid-desires/

11.12.2019 - Caroline Ventura & Simon Paccaud '18' - Cabinet Gailloud-Matthieu (Lausanne) > 7 fév.
AV
EXECAL, Association - Expires 29.02.2020
Amatrice d’art, la Doctoresse Marie-Christine Gailloud-Matthieu a décidé d’ouvrir les murs de son cabinet médical à l’art contemporain. Ce lieu pour le moins insolite accueille ainsi des expositions pour une durée de deux à quatre mois, avec vernissages et finissages en présence des artistes. Photographie, peinture, gravure, dessin, le cabinet propose aux visiteurs une grande variété de pratiques artistiques. Quelques artistes précédemment exposés: François Kohler, Anne Peverelli, François Weidmann, Jean Planque, Charles Duboux, Jean Nazelle, Katherine Müller, Nicolas Savary, Magali Koenig, Nathalie Perrin, Cendrine Colin, Virginie Otth, Pierre Schwerzmann, Collectif RATS.

VERNISSAGE
samedi 14 décembre dès 18h

Cabinet Dr Gailloud-Matthieu
Rue du Valentin 61, Lausanne

FINISSAGE
jeudi 7 février 2020

Dessins de Caroline VENTURA & Simon PACCAUD
Tous deux diplômés ECAL en bachelor Arts visuels, respectivement en 2016 et 2014.

http://www.carolineventura.ch
https://www.instagram.com/simon_paccaud_/

https://www.guide-contemporain.ch/lieux/cabinet-gailloud-mathieu/

http://www.carolineventura.ch

08.12.2019 - Sylvain Croci-Torti 'My city of ruins' - L'Ascensore (Palermo) > 7 Feb.
AV
EXECAL, Association - Expires 16.02.2020
L'Ascensore ha invitato Sylvain Croci-Torti a immaginare una mostra. L'artista svizzero, nato nel 1984, ha sempre pensato alla pittura come uno spazio. Non si tratta di ridurre la sua pratica alla realizzazione di superfici colorate astratte. La sua pittura reagisce all'architettura e permette di rivelare lo strano tempo sospeso offerto dagli spazi espositivi.
L’artista ha distribuito nello spazio tre volumi colorati delle esatte dimensioni dell’unica porta a vista. Questi volumi sono tele tese su telai complessi e tutta l’installazione cambia cromaticamente lo spazio. La percezione delle dimensioni è cambiata.
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The Ascensore (Elevator) has invited Sylvain Croci-Torti to imagine an exhibition. The Swiss artist, born in 1984, has always thought of painting as a space. It is not a question of reducing his practice to the creation of abstract coloured surfaces. His painting reacts to architecture and allows us to reveal the strange suspended time offered by exhibition spaces.
The artist has distributed three coloured volumes of the exact dimensions of the only visible door in the space. These volumes are canvases stretched on complex frames and the whole installation changes the colour of the space. The perception of dimensions has changed.

https://www.exibart.com/evento-arte/sylvain-croci-torti-my-city-of-ruins/

https://www.facebook.com/LAscensore/

20.11.2019 - Collectif HORS PISTES : Dialogues entre artisans & designers - mudac (Lausanne) > 20 janv.
DI
EXECAL, Association - Expires 26.01.2020
Le projet HORS PISTES initie des échanges créatifs entre artisans et designers du monde entier par l’organisation de résidences dans un lieu toujours renouvelé. Véritable laboratoire transdisciplinaire et multiculturel, HORS PISTES explore des modes de collaboration et de production inédits qui donnent à l’échange humain, au partage de savoir-faire, une place centrale. En complément, une équipe éditoriale participe à l’expérience et propose un point de vue sur l’environnement des résidences : leur contexte culturel, historique ou géopolitique.

L’exposition retrace les échanges qui ont eu lieu lors de résidences à Ouagadougou en 2013, à Banfora en 2014 (Burkina Faso) ainsi qu’à Nuuk en 2017 (Groenland). Ces trois éditions se sont déroulées sur des territoires différents et ont impliqué une sélection de professionnels aux identités multiples. Elles révèlent pourtant une posture au monde commune ; les participants incarnent une envie de découvrir, d’expérimenter la matière et d’explorer les limites de leurs pratiques, hors des sentiers battus.

Le parcours d’exposition, entre prototypes, échantillons, maquettes, photographies et vidéos, invite le public à découvrir les dialogues qui ont nourri ces recherches et ces expérimentations.
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Created in 2013, Hors Pistes initiates exchanges between artisans and designers from all over the world.

Through the organisation of residencies, Hors Pistes initiates creative exchanges between artisans and designers. During a month long residency, designers and craftsmen share their respective skills and explore a craft technique. The resulting collaborations foster the transfer of artisanal know-how and question its heritage and future, by proposing new applications to traditional manufacturing methods.

An editorial team follows the workshops by capturing the working atmosphere of the residence and living environment.

By going “off-road”, Hors Pistes offers professionals the opportunity to participate in a multidisciplinary laboratory and to reflect on conventional production models by encouraging innovative creative processes.

Co-founder & design project development lead
Marie Douel (*1988, France) is a product designer whose practice focuses on exhibition design & scenography. She graduated from ECAL (Lausanne, Switzerland) in 2012 after a diploma of upholstery-decoration at Ecole Boulle (Paris, France).
www.mariedouel.com

Photo editor
Émile Barret (*1989, France) is a photographer who graduated from ECAL (Lausanne, Switzerland) in 2012. His protean visual corpus, mainly composed of analog large formats. He has an anthropological point of view and focuses his interests on the state changes happening in our perceptions of the world. In 2013 he won the Swiss Design Award and the Public Award of the International Festival of Fashion and Photography in Hyères, which led him to be an artist-in-residence in London.
www.emilebarret.com

https://mudac.ch/expositions/hors-pistes/

https://www.horspistesproject.com

19.11.2019 - Omer Polak: 'Sense Me' - Trapholt Museum (Kolding, Danemark) > 1 June 2020
AV, DI
EXECAL, Association - Expires 07.06.2020
Forests cover 31 per cent of the Earth’s surface – but, as the climate communicates to humans daily, the invaluable ecosystems are constantly under threat. Olfactory Forest, an audio-olfactory installation by Studio Omer Polak currently on show at Danish modern art institution Trapholt Museum as part of the exhibition Sense Me, conceptualizes what near-total deforestation would entail. The studio’s work asks a terrifying rhetorical question: In the future, will society need to fake nature in order to sustain humanity?

A circular, mirrored room in the Kolding museum postulates what that future might look like. There hang 15 Manau rattan cane poles, each which emit a different smell and sound gathered from forests by the multidisciplinary creative team. To compile the scents, organic material samples were first brought to the German Symrise Lab, then carefully analyzed to better understand every individual scent component in various organic materials. Utilizing recipes created out of a stock of over 2,000 base notes, Studio Omer Polak and Symrise’s senior perfumer Marc Vom Ende created eight different fragrances evoking tree resin, moss, damp soil, mammal sweat, mushrooms, Linden, broken wood and young green leaves.

As a wanderer smells through the space, they also hear soft sounds, playing from fifteen small speakers placed along the rattan poles. The purpose of the low volume, Omer Polak [ECAL Graduate, Master of Advanced Studies, Design for Luxury and Craftsmanship 2018] explains, is an invitation for the visitors to come closer – to sniff and hear in unison. The recordings play the audio of termites eating a log of wood, a mosquito flying and a moth flapping its wings, for example.

‘In recent years the growing concern about future ecology has led many artists to play with concepts of man-made nature,’ the designer says Polak. ‘In our project, we take on the idea of the artificial landscape, using the nose as a medium to transport the human subconscious into the forest. By unfolding this scenario together with the audience, we are putting the public’s attention on the future of sensory experience journeys in cities.’

https://trapholt.dk/en/sense-me/

https://www.frameweb.com/news/olfactory-forest-studio-omer-polak-trapholt

https://www.omerpolak.com

01.11.2019 - Female Gaze - Luxembourg - Margaux Corda/Raphaèle Rey/Anna Maria Krieps > Feb
Tous, PH
Corda, Margaux - Expires 01.02.2020
Group show Female Gaze sheds a light on the sociological, psychological, historical, mythological, and erotic interpretation of the male body in paintings, sculptures, photographies and drawings by today’s female.

With alumni in bachelor photography Margaux Corda with Raphaèle Rey and master art direction Anna Maria Krieps.

Exhibition in Artscape Contemporary Art Luxembourg from October 2019 to February 2020 and participating at the Luxembourg art week 8-10 November 2019.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2383793665196057/

https://www.facebook.com/events/542622536536043/

17.10.2019 - Zoé Aubry 'Noms inconnus' - Musée des beaux-arts Le locle (NE, CH) > 26 janv.
PH
EXECAL, Association - Expires 27.01.2020

ZOÉ AUBRY
Noms inconnus
02.11.19−26.01.20

Prix de la relève MBAL

VERNISSAGE vendredi 1er novembre à 18h30

Il y a d’abord les mots – des mots relatant un crime – puis une image. La lecture des textes est glaçante, tous traitent de féminicides. L’artiste Zoé Aubry (Suisse, 1993) est la première lauréate du Prix de la relève initié par le MBAL suite à la dernière édition de la Triennale de l’art imprimé contemporain et destiné aux étudiants des écoles d’art de Suisse. Noms inconnus est non seulement une publication mais aussi une installation imaginée pour le MBAL par l’étudiante de la HEAD à Genève. Il n’y a rien de fictif dans ce travail. L’artiste rapporte les faits terrifiants de ces crimes qui ont lieu trop régulièrement. Le décompte est alarmant : en France, pays auquel Zoé Aubry s’est intéressé, une femme meurt tous les trois jours sous les coups d’un conjoint ou d’un ex-compagnon. Dans Noms inconnus, l’identité de la victime (nom et âge) et celle de l’auteur du crime sont scrupuleusement rapportées, de même que la date du crime, le lieu géographique, la peine du criminel et la situation personnelle entre les deux protagonistes. L’artiste réunit les informations sur le crime, les coupures de presse, mène l’enquête, répertorie. Etranglement, coup de poing, noyade, incendie, coup de couteau, etc., se retrouvent dans le traitement physique de l’image, celle-ci étant elle-même issue des recherches de l’artiste autour du fait social rapporté.

En fin de compte, le texte et l’image ne forment qu’un et visent directement notre indifférence lorsque nous nous retrouvons à parcourir ces faits divers dans les journaux, sans que ceux-ci nous atteignent véritablement. Au travers de ce travail au caractère engagé, Zoé Aubry souhaite participer à une prise de conscience individuelle et collective. Il ne fait aucun doute que les féminicides devraient nous révolter profondément. C’est pourquoi l’artiste s’attèle à rendre hommage aux femmes enlevées à la vie de manière dramatique et dont les noms sont trop succinctement mentionnés dans nos médias.

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First there are words – words about a crime – then an image. The reading of the texts is chilling as they all refer to feminicides. Zoé Aubry (Switzerland, 1993) is the first winner of MBAL Emerging Talent Award, following the last edition of the Triennial of Contemporary Prints, showcasing the work of art students in Switzerland. Noms inconnus is not only a publication but also an installation designed for MBAL by the student at HEAD in Geneva. Nothing is fictitious about this work: the artist is only reporting the terrible crimes that take place all too often. Their number is alarming: in France, the country on which Zoé Aubry focuses, a woman is killed every three days by her (ex) husband or boyfriend. In Noms inconnus, the identity of the victim (name and age) and the perpetrator are carefully reported, as are the date of the crime, the location, the criminal’s sentence and the link between the two. The artist has collected information and newspaper clippings, investigated and documented the crimes. Strangulation, punching, drowning, burning, stabbing, etc. can all be found in these images, which result from the artist’s research on the crimes.

Texts and images then become one, aiming at breaking our indifference when reading about these crimes in newspapers, without really being touched by them. Through this socially committed work, Zoé Aubry wishes to raise awareness both among individuals and society as a whole. These feminicides should indeed deeply disturb us. That is why the artist is dedicated to paying tribute to women whose life ended in such a dramatic way and whose names are mentioned all too briefly in the media.

http://www.mbal.ch/exposition/zoe-aubry/

http://www.mbal.ch/en/exposition/zoe-aubry-2/

29.09.2019 - ➼ Expositions organisées par l'ECAL = Exhibitions organized by ECAL
Tous
EXECAL, Association - Expires 31.10.2025
Vous pouvez prendre connaissance des prochaines expositions et retrouver celles du passé depuis 2011 dans les archives ECAL.

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You can read about the upcoming exhibitions and find those of the past since 2011 in the ECAL archives.

https://www.ecal.ch/fr/1029/evenements/expositions

https://www.ecal.ch/en/1029/events/exhibitions

25.09.2019 - Sneaker Collab - mudac (Lausanne) > 26 jan. 2020
CV, DG, DI, Autre
EXECAL, Association - Expires 27.01.2020

SNEAKER COLLAB
mudac x Swisssneaks

Swisssneaks a imaginé un projet d’exposition sur l’art de la collaboration à travers le prisme de la sneaker. L’idée est simple : réunir les meilleures “collab” pour les confronter aux oeuvres et réalisations diverses de toutes les personnalités. Venez découvrir une vaste sélection de sneakers et d’oeuvres diverses au mudac de Lausanne !

Co-commissaires de l'exposition :
- David BERGUGLIA (diplômé ECAL, BA-DG 2008)
- Philippe CUENDET (diplômé ECAL, BA-MID 2000)
- Julian BESSANT-LAMOUR (Swisssneaks)

https://swisssneaks.ch/projets/

https://mudac.ch/expositions/sneaker-x-collab/