10-12 April 2015

Preview 9 april, by invitation


Viale Scarampo

Pad. 3, Gate 5 

20149 Milan





Artists Noemi KISS (Vienna), Gisela STIEGLER (Vienna), Thierry JEANNOT (México City) and Gala FERNANDEZ (México City) all use delicate materials in their works. DELICACY can signify two meanings: on the one hand, fineness and exquisiteness (as in delicious), and on the other hand fragility, sensitivity and even awkwardness or trickiness.

Trained as an architect and philosopher, NOEMI KISS (Vienna) is obsessed with materials and their conditions. For DELICACY she re-incarnates abandoned, worn-out rugs to alter them into new surprising forms.
THIERRY JEANNOT (México City) presents new wall lights. He transmutes waste into noble objects, marrying re-purposed PET plastic with handcrafted cast bronze. Jeannot orients his work towards paradox and contrast and transforms what might be seen as a plague, into sophisticated designs.
GISELA STIEGLER (Vienna) delicately carves polystyrene. Fishboxes from Viennese markets become elegant lamps achieving with their lightness, a fascinating monumentality and her acclaimed sculptures seem like otherwordly, ethereal wall sculptures.

GALA FERNANDEZ (México City) works with the fragile material of glass which - in an exquisite and skilled process - is blown into re-purposed Mexican birdcages that serve as the moulds for the liquid glass.
DELICACY´s works challenge our perception of the value of materials and encourage us to rethink our vision of codes, standards and esteem. Freshness and decay can touch us alike.

Marion Friedmann has been working within the design discipline for twenty years as researcher, collector, consultant and curator and in 2011 founded the gallery.
Based in London, but operating in a pop-up system, the gallery represents work of emerging and established designers with a specific attention on design talent from Latin American countries. The gallery’s mission is to curate exhibitions and events around design, material culture and the crossover area of design and art, allowing for experiments and explorations within the realms of objects and materiality. The vision is to confront European with Latin American designers in joint exhibitions in order to encourage discussion and an exchange in creative thinking and processes. The aim is furthermore to promote designers from the Latin American continent in the UK and in Europe and to build up exchange and platform structures for cross-cultural work.
The gallery´s design interest is informed by the extraordinary as well as the mythologies of everyday life; by the exceptional and experimental as well as by a cultural context, where design refers simply to the productive existence of the human being, to space, interaction and to the phenomenons of the everyday designed environment.


 Gisela Stiegler, Gala Fernandez Montero, Noemi Kiss