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Histrionic Nina Yashar experimented new contemporary visions
shifting between art and design in Via Tortona temporary gallery,
on the occasion of Milan design week.
Point of origin is some sort of reflection on the recent going back
to art primitivism through the work of two artists-designers groups.
Under Nilufar Gallery aegis, two different ways to express primitivism
were on show: AVL’s bloody and primeval primitivism
and Studio Nucleo’s sophisticated and digital one.
Linked together by the primitive line, AVL and Studio Nucleo
are also near as of matter and shape research.
The former is more figurative, the latter more technological,
both being characterised by an incisive stroke and their manual working
of glass fibre and composite materials.
A glance to the past so as to reinvent the future,
with a modern redrawing of creative processes.

The concept is creating a surface with a high degree of uncertainty
as natural phenomenon like a snow storm.
The semi-finished object, a hybrid of nature and artifice,
is coated by a process which makes it similar in surface to a natural object
buried under a blanket of snow.
The performance consisted in recreate an artificial snow storm every hour.
A semiautomatic machine with a special gun sprayed on the table structure
a hot polyurethane layer for one minute every hour and a fan created its random design.

Atelier Van Lieshout showed the new series of furniture,
using the human figure as starting point. Sculptures have been transformed
by adding just a few items that changed them into furniture pieces.
On one side furniture has been made out of human sculptures (Revolt table)
on the other side prints of people are used for several pieces (Fat Bastard Key Chain).
While new lamps (Hanging and Hippodrome) are referring
to a more contemporary heroic scene that brings older themes
of myths back into today’s society.
The results were not designed but the process dictated the outcome of this furniture.
Atelier Van Lieshout (AVL) is the studio and workshop
of Dutch artist Joep van Lieshout, which he established in 1995.
AVL became an internationally recognized artist collective because
of stunning works, as the mobile homes and functional sculptures.
AVL produces a unique combination of practical work and autonomous work;
this is what lead to interests by curators and museum directors on a global basis;
from Tokyo to Toronto AVL has exhibited its work and realized projects.
Van Lieshout’s work stretches from machines to sculptures, from furniture design
to buildings, from installation to designing utopias and dystopias on an architectural level.
Reluctant to being conventional and limited, AVL always finds a creative and aesthetic solution.
One of the most recognized projects is the establishment of AVL-Ville, 2001,
a cultural and republic free state in Rotterdam’s harbours.
While it only existed for one year, yet it fashioned a lot of publicity
and attention and seemed to provoke and inspire creativity within the design industry.
The artistic but functional aspects of his work intrigued curators, architects,
urban designers and resulted in a lot of exhibitions,
projects and collaborations within the Netherlands and internationally.

Fuori Salone, Via tortona 12, Milan, Italy
April 14th – 19th, 2010


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