Gherkins, like politics and skinny jeans, tend to split opinion. Depending on which side of the delicious/disgusting divide you inhabit will determine your reaction to Cranchion by Joseph Gallix which is part of renowned Lausanne art/design school ECAL’s Milan showcase. Combining “the plebeian product and the vanity represented by the skull” Joseph has produced something undeiniably eye-catching.
Elsewhere Too Cool for School boasts ECAL’s most eclectic Milan line-up to date. Brynjar Sigurarson has created a series of objects from the hunting cabin of a fictional forest-dwelling character, Olga Cafiero’s bizarre horse picture is inspired by cabinets of curiosities, Namsa Leuba’s photos look at "the construction and deconstruction of the body, ideas of ceremony and ritual and the relationship between the sacred and the profane” and, more specifically, “Guinean cosmology” while Cyrille Verdon’s moldable rubber vases are pretty and playful.
One to look out for if your Italy-bound next week.
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