Carpenters Workshop Gallery in partnership with the Lombard Odier Group are proud to present DYSFUNCTIONAL at Galleria Giorgio Franchetti alla Ca’d’Oro on the Grand Canal during Biennale Arte 2019.

About the Exhibition

DYSFUNCTIONAL rethinks the boundaries of art.

DYSFUNCTIONAL recognises permeability between art and function.

DYSFUNCTIONAL knows art is what happens when artists engage with the world.

DYSFUNCTIONAL knows that too much time is spent demarcating where painting, poetry or sculpture end, and where utility or function begin.

Too many words are expended to label art.

Art is that which an artist makes. Art is not born into a category. An artist can leap between modes and media as they see fit.

Art demands an emotional response. It is a synapse running from one living thing to another.

That is its purpose: intelligence and life in dialogue.

It should move you. It is not necessary that you know how, or to what purpose, you are moved.

Art demands intellectual curiosity, creativity and relevance. Why should function constrict an artist?

We believe in dialogue between art and the viewer. The viewer then becomes a user.

Everybody can be an artist. Only a few command the ability.

We believe in Functional Art. We believe in this small group of artists.

Be moved by them.

Featured Works

Exhibition Book DYSFUNCTIONAL.

Galleria Giorgio Franchetti alla Ca’ d’Oro Venice, 2019

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The Dysfunctional Exhibition Book, published by Norma Editions, accompanies the landmark exhibition by Carpenters Workshop Gallery at Galleria Giorgio Franchetti alla Ca’ d’Oro in Venice. Presented in partnership with Lombard Odier, Dysfunctional showcases new works of collectible design by 23 international artists, set against the glittering permanent collection of the Ca’ d’Oro. The result is a beguiling exhibition that challenges the arbitrary boundaries between form and function, modernity and antiquity, and art and design. This 160-page, hardback book documents the exhibition in stunning detail, covering all of the artists and their works, as well as featuring an exclusive foreword by Glenn Adamson.

Behind the scenes

RANDOM INTERNATIONAL’s ‘Audience’ is on disp RANDOM INTERNATIONAL’s ‘Audience’ is on display at @galleriagiorgiofranchetti in Venice as part of DYSFUNCTIONAL. Open until November 24. ⁣ ⁣ @randominternational @galleriagiorgiofranchetti #RethinkArt #DysfunctionalVenice #collectibledesign #techart #craftsmanship @lombardodier @piaget @ercolighting @ruinart @bangolufsen #carpentersworkshopgallery
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RANDOM INTERNATIONAL’s Florian Ortkrass talks ab RANDOM INTERNATIONAL’s Florian Ortkrass talks about some of the concepts behind their work ‘Audience’, which is on display at @galleriagiorgiofranchetti in Venice as part of DYSFUNCTIONAL. Open until November 24. ⁣ ⁣ @randominternational @galleriagiorgiofranchetti #RethinkArt #DysfunctionalVenice #collectibledesign #techart #craftsmanship @lombardodier @bangolufsen @piaget @ruinart @piaget #carpentersworkshopgallery
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RANDOM INTERNATIONAL’s ‘Audience’ is on disp RANDOM INTERNATIONAL’s ‘Audience’ is on display at @galleriagiorgiofranchetti in Venice as part of DYSFUNCTIONAL. Open until November 24. ⁣ ⁣ @randominternational @galleriagiorgiofranchetti #RethinkArt #DysfunctionalVenice #collectibledesign #techart #craftsmanship @lombardodier @bangolufsen @ercolighting @ruinart @piaget #carpentersworkshopgallery
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Ingrid Donat’s ‘Buffet Klimt’ is on display Ingrid Donat’s ‘Buffet Klimt’ is on display at @galleriagiorgiofranchetti in Venice as part of DYSFUNCTIONAL. See it for yourself until November 24. @ingriddonat @galleriagiorgiofranchetti @lombardodier @piaget @bangolufsen @ruinart @ercolighting #RethinkArt #dysfunctionalvenice #collectibledesign #craftsmanship
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Ingrid Donat’s ‘Buffet Klimt’ is on display Ingrid Donat’s ‘Buffet Klimt’ is on display at @galleriagiorgiofranchetti in Venice as part of DYSFUNCTIONAL. See it for yourself until November 24. @ingriddonat @galleriagiorgiofranchetti @lombardodier @piaget @bangolufsen @ruinart @ercolighting #RethinkArt #dysfunctionalvenice #collectibledesign #craftsmanship
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Ingrid Donat’s ‘Buffet Klimt’ is on display Ingrid Donat’s ‘Buffet Klimt’ is on display at @galleriagiorgiofranchetti in Venice as part of DYSFUNCTIONAL. See it for yourself until November 24. @ingriddonat @galleriagiorgiofranchetti @lombardodier @piaget @bangolufsen @ruinart @ercolighting #RethinkArt #dysfunctionalvenice #collectibledesign #craftsmanship
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Mathieu Lehanneur’s Ocean Memories: Acqua Alta i Mathieu Lehanneur’s Ocean Memories: Acqua Alta is on display at Galleria Giorgio Franchetti alla Ca’ d’Oro as part of DYSFUNCTIONAL. Open until November 24. @mathieulehanneur @galleriagiorgiofranchetti @lombardodier  @piaget @ruinart @bangolufsen @ercolighting #RethinkArt #DysfunctionalVenice #dysfunctional2019 #venice2019 #craftsmanship #techart #collectibledesign
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Mathieu Lehanneur discussing some of the thought p Mathieu Lehanneur discussing some of the thought process behind his new work - Ocean Memories: Acqua Alta. ————————————————— This content was produced by the advertising department of the Financial Times, in collaboration with Lombard Odier. ————————————————— Mathieu Lehanneur’s Ocean Memories: Acqua Alta is on display at Galleria Giorgio Franchetti alla Ca’ d’Oro as part of DYSFUNCTIONAL. Open until November 24. @mathieulehanneur @galleriagiorgiofranchetti @lombardodier  @piaget @ruinart @bangolufsen  @ercolighting @financialtimes #RethinkArt #DysfunctionalVenice #dysfunctional2019 #venice2019 #craftsmanship #techart #collectibledesign
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Mathieu Lehanneur’s Ocean Memories: Acqua Alta i Mathieu Lehanneur’s Ocean Memories: Acqua Alta is on display at Galleria Giorgio Franchetti alla Ca’ d’Oro as part of DYSFUNCTIONAL. Open until November 24. @mathieulehanneur @galleriagiorgiofranchetti @lombardodier  @piaget @ruinart @bangolufsen @ercolighting #RethinkArt #DysfunctionalVenice #dysfunctional2019 #venice2019 #craftsmanship #techart #collectibledesign
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Moments of Happiness, co-created by the Verhoeven Moments of Happiness, co-created by the Verhoeven Twins and @piaget is now on display at Galleria Giorgio Franchetti alla Ca’ d’Oro as part of DYSFUNCTIONAL until 24 November. @verhoeven_twins @galleriagiorgiofranchetti #dysfunctional #RethinkArt #venice2019 #craftsmanship #collectibledesign #verhoeventwins #piaget @lombardodier @piaget @bangolufsen @ercolighting #dysfunctionalvenice
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Repost from @verhoeven_twins of this magnificent f Repost from @verhoeven_twins of this magnificent film of Moments of Happiness. Co-created by the Verhoeven Twins and @piaget, Moments of Happiness is now on display at Galleria Giorgio Franchetti alla Ca’ d’Oro as part of DYSFUNCTIONAL until 24 November. @verhoeven_twins @galleriagiorgiofranchetti #dysfunctional #RethinkArt #venice2019 #craftsmanship #collectibledesign #verhoeventwins #piaget @lombardodier @piaget @bangolufsen @ercolighting #dysfunctionalvenice
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Moments of Happiness, co-created by the Verhoeven Moments of Happiness, co-created by the Verhoeven Twins and @piaget is now on display at Galleria Giorgio Franchetti alla Ca’ d’Oro as part of DYSFUNCTIONAL until 24 November. @verhoeven_twins @galleriagiorgiofranchetti #dysfunctional #RethinkArt #venice2019 #craftsmanship #collectibledesign #verhoeventwins #piaget @lombardodier @piaget @bangolufsen @ercolighting #dysfunctionalvenice
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Rick Owens and Michèle Lamy with LAMYLAND: What A Rick Owens and Michèle Lamy with LAMYLAND: What Are We Fighting For? is on display as part of DYSFUNCTIONAL at @galleriagiorgiofranchetti in Venice. On display until 24 November. LAMYLAND is a cultural movement initiated by Michèle Lamy in 2014. An umbrella term to bring together the elements integral to her practice - experimentation, collaboration, storytelling, and creation. Featuring Studio Job, Ingrid Donat, Giovanni Leonardo Bassan, Campana Brothers, Connor Tingely, Morgane Tschiember and Kendell Geers - LAMYLAND’s latest iteration in the courtyard of the Ca’ d’Oro is a juxtaposition. An exploration of what we, in the present moment, need to face, challenge and celebrate in our lives, placed in dialogue with this ancient space.@lalamichmich @studiojobofficial @humberto_campana @estudiocampana @giovannileonardobassan @connortingley @kendell_geers @ingriddonat @galleriagiorgiofranchetti #LAMYLAND #rethinkxdysfunctional  @lombardodier @piaget @ruinart @bangolufsen @ercolighting #collectibledesign #craftsmanship #venice2019 #RethinkArt
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Michèle Lamy’s LAMYLAND: What Are We Fighting F Michèle Lamy’s LAMYLAND: What Are We Fighting For? is on display as part of DYSFUNCTIONAL at @galleriagiorgiofranchetti in Venice. On display until 24 November. LAMYLAND is a cultural movement initiated by Michèle Lamy in 2014. An umbrella term to bring together the elements integral to her practice - experimentation, collaboration, storytelling, and creation. Featuring Studio Job, Ingrid Donat, Giovanni Leonardo Bassan, Campana Brothers, Connor Tingely, Morgane Tschiember and Kendell Geers - LAMYLAND’s latest iteration in the courtyard of the Ca’ d’Oro is a juxtaposition. An exploration of what we, in the present moment, need to face, challenge and celebrate in our lives, placed in dialogue with this ancient space.@lalamichmich @studiojobofficial @humberto_campana @estudiocampana @giovannileonardobassan @connortingley @kendell_geers @ingriddonat @galleriagiorgiofranchetti #LAMYLAND #rethinkxdysfunctional  @lombardodier @piaget @ruinart @bangolufsen @ercolighting #collectibledesign #craftsmanship #venice2019 #RethinkArt #dysfunctionalvenice
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Michèle Lamy’s LAMYLAND: What Are We Fighting F Michèle Lamy’s LAMYLAND: What Are We Fighting For? is on display as part of DYSFUNCTIONAL at @galleriagiorgiofranchetti in Venice. On display until 24 November. LAMYLAND is a cultural movement initiated by Michèle Lamy in 2014. An umbrella term to bring together the elements integral to her practice - experimentation, collaboration, storytelling, and creation. Featuring Studio Job, Ingrid Donat, Giovanni Leonardo Bassan, Campana Brothers, Connor Tingely, Morgane Tschiember and Kendell Geers - LAMYLAND’s latest iteration in the courtyard of the Ca’ d’Oro is a juxtaposition. An exploration of what we, in the present moment, need to face, challenge and celebrate in our lives, placed in dialogue with this ancient space.@lalamichmich @studiojobofficial @humberto_campana @estudiocampana @giovannileonardobassan @connortingley @kendell_geers @ingriddonat @galleriagiorgiofranchetti #LAMYLAND #rethinkxdysfunctional  @lombardodier @piaget @ruinart @bangolufsen @ercolighting #collectibledesign #craftsmanship #venice2019 #RethinkArt #dysfunctionalvenice
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Ode by Vincenzo De Cotiis’ features as part of D Ode by Vincenzo De Cotiis’ features as part of DYSFUNCTIONAL, now on display at Galleria Giorgio Franchetti alla Ca’ d’Oro in Venice. De Cotiis’ work addresses walls as a subject. An archaic architectural gesture, walls are raised to protect, divide and define ourselves. They are central to the conceptualisation of space, megalithic volumes whose size often exceed our small human dimensions. See Ode for yourself in Venice. DYSFUNCTIONAL is open until 24 November. ————————————————— @vdecotiis @galleriagiorgiofranchetti @lombardodier @piaget @ruinart @bangolufsen @ercolighting #rethinkxdysfunctional #craftsmanship #collectibledesign #venice2019 #cadoro #vincenzodecotiis #dysfunctionalvenice #RethinkArt #dysfunctionalvenice #RethinkArt #dysfunctionalvenice
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Ode by Vincenzo De Cotiis’ features as part of D Ode by Vincenzo De Cotiis’ features as part of DYSFUNCTIONAL, now on display at Galleria Giorgio Franchetti alla Ca’ d’Oro in Venice.De Cotiis’ work addresses walls as a subject. An archaic architectural gesture, walls are raised to protect, divide and define ourselves. They are central to the conceptualisation of space, megalithic volumes whose size often exceed our small human dimensions. See Ode for yourself in Venice. DYSFUNCTIONAL is open until 24 November. ————————————————— @vdecotiis @galleriagiorgiofranchetti @lombardodier @piaget @ruinart @bangolufsen @ercolighting #rethinkxdysfunctional #craftsmanship #collectibledesign #venice2019 #cadoro #vincenzodecotiis #dysfunctionalvenice #RethinkArt #dysfunctionalvenice
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Ode by Vincenzo De Cotiis’ features as part of D Ode by Vincenzo De Cotiis’ features as part of DYSFUNCTIONAL, now on display at Galleria Giorgio Franchetti alla Ca’ d’Oro in Venice. De Cotiis’ work addresses walls as a subject. An archaic architectural gesture, walls are raised to protect, divide and define ourselves. They are central to the conceptualisation of space, megalithic volumes whose size often exceed our small human dimensions. See Ode for yourself in Venice. DYSFUNCTIONAL is open until 24 November. —————————————————— @vdecotiis @galleriagiorgiofranchetti @lombardodier @piaget @ruinart @bangolufsen @ercolighting #rethinkxdysfunctional #craftsmanship #collectibledesign #venice2019 #cadoro #vincenzodecotiis #dysfunctionalvenice #RethinkArt
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Frederik Molenschot presents a new, site-specific Frederik Molenschot presents a new, site-specific iteration of his ‘Citylight’ series for DYSFUNCTIONAL in Venice. It’s golden exterior echoes the gilded quatrefoils that once decorated the exterior of the Ca’ d’Oro.You can see Frederik’s work at Galleria Giorgio Franchetti alla Ca’ d’Oro, where DYSFUNCTIONAL shall remain on display until 24 November.  Illustrations by Gijs Kast (@gijs_kast)  #frederikmolenschot #studiomolen @studiomolen @gijs_kast @galleriagiorgiofranchetti @lombardodier @piaget  @bangolufsen @ercolighting @ruinart #rethinkxdysfunctional #dysfunctionalvenice #collectibledesign #RethinkArt
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