Sprung from a conversation between Philippe and Frédérique Valentin and artist Luca Francesconi, Art of Living at Galerie Valentin, running from June 20 to July 27, looks at the objects that surrounds as an expression of our experience and hence, ourselves. Featuring work by artists Lupo Borgonovo, Sonia Kacem, Emanuele Marcuccio, Katja Novitskova, Timur Si-Qin and Anicka Yi, alongside a series of interviews on object by Francesconi, the show attempts to turn those objects into art, into a life narrative.
Incidentally, we interviewed Netherlands-based contributor Novitskova as she was preparing for the exhibition with her material experiments and, in opening on the same day as another show in Amsterdam, her ‘Shapeshifter 1’ was made from the material she wasn’t extremely allergic to. See the gallery for images. **