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Ivana Adaime Makac at Le Bel Ordinaire art contemporain, Pau.

Ivana Adaime Makac, Le Banquet (2008-2017). Pedestal, fruits, flowers, vegetables, locusts or crickets; variable dimensions. Photos: Marc Dommage, Ivan Binet and Ivana Adaime-Makac.

Ivana Adaime Makac‘s ongoing work Le Banquet will be featured in the group show Enchanter le réel, curated by Claire Lambert at Le Bel Ordinaire art contemporain, Pau, from September 13 through November 18, 2017.

The exhibition explores how the imaginary architecture oscillates between pure fiction and utopia. The artists are invited to reflect on how, as human beings, we both inhabit and are inhabited by the habitat.

In Le Banquet, Adaime Makac reverts the process by inviting insects to taste sculptures and structures composed of fruits, flowers, vegetables and different types of food.

Artists: Ivana Adaime Makac, Michel Blazy, Alain Bublex, Benedetto Bufalino, Frédéric Chaubin, Filip Dujardin, Nicolas Floc’h, Yona Friedman, Taro Izumi, Béranger Laymond, Marine Pages and Peter Wüthrich.

For more information on the exhibition please click here.

For more information on Ivana Adaime Makac and Le Banquet please click here.

Anja Puntari’s project Kit Flowknow will be presented on October 13 in Venice.

Gabriele Di Matteo, Questo quadro forse Vi aiuterà a vedere meglio, 1994. Olio su tela, 129 x 70 cm.

Anja Puntari’s project Kit Flowknow  will be presented on October 13 in Venice.

During the last five years, Anja Puntari has extended her artistic research to the field of business, especially business coaching. In the context of this aspect of her investigation, she developed Flowknow, a methodology that uses the artistic approach and artworks for facilitating business coaching; and the Flowknow Cards are tools to apply this approach.

For the Flowknow Cards of Emotions, produced by Performant in collaboration with ECCENTRIC Art & Research, Puntari invited eleven artists from ECCENTRIC: Ivana Adaime Makac, Camilla Alberti, Tomislav Brajnović, Sarah Ciracì, Gabriele Di Matteo, Federico Luger,  Brian Montuori, Anja Puntari, Axel Straschnoy e Massimiliano Viel ; and one invited artist, Teresa Capasso, to feature 3 to 6 images of their works in the cards. The images have been selected by Gabriela Galati together with the artists, and the whole Kit includes also a dictionary of competences (from a previous deck of cards), a glossary of the emotions of this deck, and a catalogue with all the works and images featured on the cards.

The project will be presented on October 13 at Tese dei Soppalchi dell’Arsenale, Venezia.

Per maggiori informazioni su Flowknow e la presentazione si prega di cliccare qui.

Per maggiori informazioni su Anja Puntari si prega di cliccare qui.

Minority Report: Camilla Alberti’s work will presented on September 28th at Spazio22, Milan.

Camilla Alberti, Landscape 7 (2016). Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 80 cm.

ECCENTRIC Art & Research is pleased to present Camilla Alberti’s work Landscape (2016-17) as part of the section Minority Report.

Landscape will be presented on September 28th at Spazio22 Window Project and will remain on view during the duration of the exhibition.
In Landscape, Alberti investigates through painting form and matter that conform the Earth. The series starts from the isolation of a detail in a picture landscape, which is then reworked through study drawings that simplify the form. Then, the artist uses painting to redefine neat shapes that create a sharp contrast with the flat surface of the monochrome background.

For more information on Camilla Alberti and Minority Report please click here.

Opening September 28th, 7pm, Spazio22, viale Sabotino 22-20135, Milano,


ECCENTRIC Art & Research is delighted to present Federico Luger’s first solo exhibition in Milan “Mi casa es tu casa”, opens September 18th.

Federico Luger, Swiss Alps, the End of the Illusion (2013). C-print on aluminium. Edition of 3.

ECCENTRIC Art & Research is delighted to present Federico Luger’s first solo exhibition in Milan Mi casa es tu casa, which opens on September 18th, 2017.

The title of the show (my house is your house) alludes both to the fact that it will take place at Secondo Pensiero, a space which is in fact a B&B, thus a temporary house to its guests, and also because one of the series, The Swiss Alps, has been inspired by Luger’s second home in Switzerland.

The exhibition will present different series of works: The Swiss Alps, the End of the Illusion (2013) the aforementioned set of photographs that addresses the end of bank secrecy in the country; small paintings from the series Bananas, a selection of two massive paintings which deal with the human figure, more specifically with portraiture; the Line Concept collages, two works from the Monochrome series and the almost complete Venice Book series. This last set of works on paper will be installed in one of the rooms, so it will only be visible during the opening evening.

Federico Luger is a Venezuelan artist and gallerist. After several years spent travelling around Europe, he opened an art space in Milan, which then turned into Federico Luger Gallery. In the twelve years during which the gallery has been operating, Luger has produced more than fifty exhibitions. However Luger never stopped his artistic practice, which he preferred to conduct in secrecy, reflecting on conceptual art, perception of art, and the art system in general. Both his activities, artist and gallerist have enriched each other. This exhibition and Luger’s oeuvre deeply reflect on the complexity of the twofold nature of his passion.

The exhibition will be open from September 18th thought October 18th, on Tuesday and Wednesday from 3 to 7pm, or by appointment.

To make an appointment, or to request images and further information please contact Gabriela Galati at

Secondo Pensiero
Corso Magenta, 12
20121, Milan MI

For more information on Federico Luger please click here.

Responsorio Meccanico by Massimiliano Viel: Ensemble Sinestesia (GMI) vs Reihe Laptop ensemble.

On Sunday June 11, Massimiliano Viel’s Responsorio Meccanico has been executed at the Museo della Scienza e la Tecnologia in Milan.

On the video you can see some excerpts.

Responsorio Meccanico
By Massimiliano Viel

Reihe Laptop Ensemble
Ensemble Sinestesia GMI

Alice Rossi

Francesco Bossaglia

Coordination Reihe Laptop Ensemble
Giorgio Sancristoforo

For more information on the artist, please click here.

Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci

Via San Vittore, 21, 20123 Milano

Baptiste Debombourg has currently two exhibitions on view in Bergen and Cologne.



Baptiste Debombourg, Transient, solo exhibition

at Krupic Kersting Galerie – KUK
An der Schanz 1a, 50735 Cologne, Germany
on view from 09/06 until 31/08/2017

After the contextual installation “Raging Dreams”, realized at S12 gallery in Bergen (Norway), Baptiste Debombourg presents his new solo show « TRANSIENT » at krupic kersting gallery in Cologne (Germany).

« Transient » explores the transformative aspects of the material, and the ever-changing state of matter, that goes beyond our human perception.

Everything that we perceive is subject to the effect of time and gravity, a slow transformation of material in time.

It is this invisible force that interests the artist, and through control, but also accident and improvisation, he explores his subject. Debombourg offers to the viewer an experience of the transformation, of the transient state of matter, and a new vision of light and darkness.

« The tangible treatment in monochrome black lends the work a status that is at least two-fold – sculptural and pictorial – and gives rise to additional questions related to the work’s setting, plane, vanishing points, surfaces, volume, reflections, and the position of the viewer ».*

*Audrey Teichmann, curator, France


Baptiste Debombourg, Raging Dreams – over the horizon, solo exhibition
at S12 Gallery og Verksted,
Skostredet 12, 5017 Bergen
On view from 19/05 to the 16/07/2017

S12 Open Access Studio and Gallery is celebrating its 10th anniversary with the opening of the exhibition RAGING DREAMS over the horizonby the French artist Baptiste Debombourg.

Debombourg has received international acclaim for his monumental installations. Waves of broken glass are breaking into and flooding rooms and structures, taking over and transforming buildings and areas. The work can be experienced as both threatening and beautiful as the artist both destroys and rebuilds. The broken and reconstructed material conveys many stories and is often interpreted as a critique of the world we live in – of consumerism or a world in the process of falling apart.

In S12’s Gallery Baptiste Debombourg has made a new installation–Raging Dreams where the energy and power of dreams is a central theme, and where the main material is laminated glass. Debombourg does work with a variety of materials and techniques, but prefers to use materials we are surrounded with in our daily life. In this installation, the remodeled sheets of broken laminated glass, remind us of the destructive abilities of natural forces, as they take over the the gallery, parallel with the silhouette horizon in the background. Through his unique and eye catching artwork he makes the viewer experience his/hers surroundings in a new and unexpected way.

For more information on Baptiste Debombourg please click here.

Axel Straschnoy has been selected to participate of Feature Expanded, June 21-26 Manchester

Axel Straschnoy has been selected to participate of Feature Expanded, 3rd edition.

FEATURE EXPANDED: European Art Film Strategies is a training program specifically designed to provide knowledge, methodologies and skills necessary for filmmakers with a background in visual arts to develop and produce feature films.

Feature Expanded is directed by Leonardo Bigazzi (Lo schermo dell’arte Film Festival) and Professor Sarah Perks (HOME).


21 – 26 June 2017, HOME, Manchester
on-line sessions July – October
15 – 19 November 2017, Lo schermo dell’arte, Florence.

For more information on the program please click here.

For more information on Axel Straschnoy please click here.

Baptiste Debombourg’s “Jardins fantômes” is a public commission at Le Havre

“Jardins fantômes”, contextual installation in corten steel, 4x200m.

Baptiste Debombourg’s “Jardins fantômes” 

is a public commission  in occasion of the 500th anniversary of the city of Le Havre 

Curator Jean Blaise

For more information on Baptiste Debombourg please click here.

Massimiliano Viel esegue Responsorio Meccanico, domenica 11 giugno Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia, Milano.

Domenica 11 giugno il RESPONSORIO MECCANICO verrà eseguito tre volte, alle 15, alle 16 e alle 17, nel Salone Areonavale del Museo della Scienza a Milano.

Responsorio Meccanico
Per Voce, 7 Ottoni e 7 Computers
Di Massimiliano Viel

Reihe Laptop Ensemble
Ensemble Sinestesia GMI

Alice Rossi

Francesco Bossaglia

Coordinamento Reihe Laptop Ensemble
Giorgio Sancristoforo

L’accesso per assistere alla PRIMA ASSOLUTA del “Responsorio Meccanico” è libero previo acquisto del biglietto del Museo (intero € 10, ridotto € 7,5).

Dalle 15 in poi l’11 giugno al Padiglione Aeronavale del Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci di Milano!

Con Gioventù Musicale d’Italia AGON

Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci

Via San Vittore, 21, 20123 Milano

Per maggiori informazioni su Massimiliano Viel si prega di cliccare qui.

Axel Straschnoy’s film Etsivä (The Detective) premieres on May 26 at Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki.

Etsivä (The Detective)
Axel Straschnoy
360° 3D Film
Commissioned by Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art
For ARS17+ Online Art
Premiere on 26 May at 14:00 at
Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art
Mannerheiminaukio 2
00100 Helsinki

Commissioned by Kiasma for ARS17, Etsivä is both a part of and a film on ARS17. Taking at face value Virtual Reality’s promise to reproduce the world, the film plays with the tension between the experience of the exhibition and its representation in virtual reality. The soundtrack, inspired in Sigfried Kracauer’s Der Detektiv-Roman, highlights virtual reality’s positivist roots. The film will be available as part of ARS17+—the exhibition’s online section—creating a distance between the experience of the show at the museum and its experience on the film. Once the show has ended, Etsivä will remain as the most realistic documentation of what it was.

Milja Liimatainen writes in the ARS17 catalogue: “Straschnoy considers what happens when our physical contact with material objects decreases or ceases altogether. What happens to the work’s aura if the viewer only ever encounters its representation(s)?”

Etsivä will be available for preview between 24 and 27 May at arteBA, Buenos Aires at Del Infinito (Booth C4). It will premiere on May 26 at 14:00 at the Art & Virtual Reality seminar in Kiasma, Helsinki, after which it will be available to be downloaded from its website or to be watched at the Museum’s library. Between 30 May and 2 June, it will be presented at Inter Arts Center, Malmö . In October,  it will be part of Immersive Worlds, Straschnoy’s first solo exhibition in Italy, at ECCENTRIC Art & Research, Milan.

Axel Straschnoy (born 1978) is a visual artist from Buenos Aires, based in Helsinki. His long-term and research focused projects include Kilpisjärvellä (2011-12), a planetarium film on exploration in northern Lapland under the Northern Lights, La Figure de la Terre (2014), a short film based on the book The Figure of the Earth by 18th century French mathematician and explorer Pierre Louis  Moreau de Maupertuis, the lecture-performance series Notes on the Double Agent (ongoing), and Le rappel àl’ordre (2016), a film on the packing and shipping of artworks. For Neomylodon Listai Ameghino (2015), he has followed the Neomylodon’s trail back to its cave in Last Hope Sound, Southern Chilean Patagonia, and is in the midst of a multi-part, traveling exhibition to bring the Neomylodon’s remains back together one hundred and twenty years since its discovery. Straschnoy has participated in Le Pavillon residency at Palais de Tokyo (2008-09) and trained in Art History at University of Buenos Aires.

Etsivä is narrated by Pekka Strang and its soundtrack was designed by Karri Niinivaara. The camera operator was Iddo Soskolne and the graphic design was by Geraldine de San Bruno. A mobile application was built by Quadion Technologies to make the film available worldwide.

Etsivä is produced by Kolme Perunaa with support from the Finnish Cultural Foundation, Oskar Öflunds Stiftelse, AVEK, Quadion Technologies and the Arts Promotion Center, Finland. It has been commissioned by Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki and it is in the collection of Kiasma / Finnish National Gallery.

For more information on Axel Straschnoy please click here.