THE ELEMENTAL's approach to multidisciplinary exhibitions and programming aims to advance global intersections between art and environment - placing emphasis on the evolution of Earth & Land Art, BioArt, or Sound Art. Housed within a large-scale industrial building located in Palm Springs, THE ELEMENTAL was established in 2021 through the collaborative partnership between the Paris-based Fondation LAccolade - lnstitut de France founded by Catherine Dobler, and Epicenter Projects (Fulcrum Arts), founded by Coachella Valley artist Cristopher Cichocki.
This contemporary center for the arts was designed to showcase exhibitions, lectures, workshops, performances, and printed editions organized under the direction of French curator Christopher Yggdre of Fondation LAccolade - Institut de France. Additionally, the art center will facilitate visiting international artists selected from the Foundation LAccolade residency program that will engage with the surrounding desert regions of Southern California and the greater Western United States.
THE ELEMENTAL is a 501-c3 non profit arts organization aligned under the fiscal sponsorship of Fulcrum Arts.
Bridging international waters with a focus on Land Art, BioArt & Sound Art
Publication of books, music, films and limited editions
Exhibitions, performances, lectures, screenings
Involving historically relevant works of contemporary art in each exhibition
International artist residencies for
research and creation
Student tours, workshops, internships
Founder of Foundation LAccolade
(Institut de France) / Co-Founder of
Artist, Founder of Epicenter Projects
(Fulcrum Arts) / Co-Founder of
Curator & Artistic Director
Foundation LAccolade (Institut de France)
& THE ELEMENTAL
Brandon Ray Henderson