ECCENTRIC Art & Research is a platform dedicated to the diffusion, presentation and promotion of strong research-based artistic practices, regardless of any medium-specificity.
Conceived as the logical continuation of many years of academic research and praxis in the art world by its founder, ECCENTRIC brings together strong theoretical grounding and legitimating instances with a market oriented and institutional promotion of the artists who are part of the team.
It is ECCENTRIC’s specificity to conciliate these two instances, and to promote—among art lovers, collectors, institutions and stakeholders—a global vision of art as art-at-large and a deeper awareness of the continuity and dialogues between research and the cross-pollination of art, science and technology and more traditional artistic practices.
In this sense, art-at-large means that ECCENTRIC selects artists to work with and artworks to show and sell only focusing on the solidity of the research behind them and their consequent aesthetic quality, disregarding any specific use of the medium or media; because it is precisely this solidity that secures the continuity of its value, both artistic and within the field’s institutions.
We offer tailor-made art advisory services for private and institutional collections grounded exclusively on the specific knowledge that we can provide: The institutional, academic, and theoretical research, presentation, contextualisation, and consequent valorisation of the proposed artistic practices.
ECCENTRIC’s other fundamental trait is the heterogeneity, solidity, and strong research background of the artists we represent.
ECCENTRIC is a flexible dispositive with no definite location. We use diverse spaces according to the needs of each activity we are engaged in.
For Art’s Sake
Some things just need to be done, presented, seen, listened to: For Art’s Sake (FAS) features ECCENTRIC’s activities that are not necessarily exhibitions: publications, book presentations, concerts, talks, you name it!
Gabriela Galati is Professor of Theory and Methodology of the Mass Media at NABA, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milan, and at IED Istituto Europeo di Design, Turin; and of Aesthetics of New Media also at NABA. In the past she has taught Research Methodology at the University of Buenos Aires, at the University of the Argentine Social Museum, Buenos Aires, and Media Art Theory at Domus Academy, Milan. She published Duchamp Meets Turing: Arte, Modernismo, Postumano (Postmedia Books, 2017), she writes reviews of books on art, philosophy, science and technology for Leonardo Reviews / Leonardo Journal (The MIT Press), and regularly collaborates with AdVersus and Scenari (Mimesis) with scientific publications. For Scenari she is guest editor of the #10 and #11 issues dedicated to Posthuman Art, and is editor of a book on the same topic that will be published by Meltemi at the end of 2019 (Ecologie complesse: Pensare l’arte oltre l’umano). She obtained a PhD at the University of Plymouth for which her dissertation addressed the relationship between art theory, digitalisation processes and the posthuman.
Gloria graduated in Graphic Design & Art Direction at NABA, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti di Milano.
Before graduating, she completed an internship as Graphic Designer at FL GALLERY, and immediately after at Hearst Magazines Italia, where she currently works for Marie Claire.
Gloria designed ECCENTRIC’s logo and corporate image, and is its permanent Graphic Design consultant.