Art Genre: Visual & performance art
Sweet Home is a research residency programme in domestic spaces that gives value and delivers new ways of doing and relating to each other by sharing our day-to-day life. We seek to create effective and affective ties between artists, curators, researchers and the rest of cultural agents, transforming our homes into places of encounter that give born to new practices from shared intimacy.
stay hungry is an artist-run, independent and non-commercial project, that realizes a multilayered and interdisciplinary program in dialogue and collaboration with artists, curators and actors of the independent art and cultural scene. In 2016 stay hungry launched an interventional food series called Mobile Menu, that provides formal and / or content-related meal in connection with the respective exhibition topic and is severed on the finissage.
People provide access to their living space for one day and one night – thereby turning their living room into a temporary Offspace. This time, a large share in the seventh district opens its doors to the public – the exact address was announced by invitation.
The show placed art in 58 houses belonging to everyday townspeople, carrying the work outside the separate universe, the total institution, of the museum, to bring it within the private zone of the private home, an asocial place insofar as it is removed from the public arena. Not only –-as some sceptics might remark-– in the homes of extremely rich art collectors of people in the design trade nor in meeting-rooms of so-called ‘progressive’’ associations, nor in empty studios of obscure artists, but in all sorts of homes. The artists’ self-imposed task is to transform these spaces –-within the limits imposed by the owners or occupiers-– into something which can be dentified as ‘art’. (…)
Minute/Year is an automated, multi-year durational work, in which sound is automatically layered in a resonant space, for one minute each day, and then published online, daily, as audio and accompanying spectrogram image. Every day, for one minute, Minute/Year adds a new layer. The daily process goes like this: the sound that is occurring in a single ordinary living room space, during a single minute, is recorded. But, simultaneously, the previous day’s recording – of the sound of the same space 24 hours before – is played back into the space. So, each recording includes its predecessor, which includes its predecessor in turn, and so on, in a potentially infinite regression. Each day’s minute-long recording is then converted into a spectrogram – an image of the frequencies of the audio — and the two parts are then published online. This entire process is automated – it happens without any human involvement, and runs daily at 20:18 (in 2018). The space in which the piece occurs alters each year (Currently it is in Ladenkino, Berlin. In 2016, it was a room in a private apartment; in 2017, it was in Lütticher 5, an shared artist project and living space in Berlin).
house pARTy was an alternative and collective artistic manifestation, initiated by Nadina and Decebal Scriba in July 1987 and repeated in August 1988, at their home residence in Bucharest. The film of the two nights presents the installations, interventions and performances of the participants, prepared and realized in front of the video camera. Both the experimental nature of the artistic actions and their cinematic character make house pARTy a historic and aesthetic document unique in the history of visual arts in Romania.
Turn right at the drug rehabilitation centre, left at the unfinished church and go straight past the empty concrete sports stadium and you arrive at Le Corbusier’s Unité d’Habitation in the small, post-industrial French town of Firminy. Symptomatic of most utopian housing projects, the North Wing of the apartment block was condemned and evacuated in 1983, since when it has remained unoccupied and shut off from the outside world. Earlier this year, as part of a campaign by the residents’ association to reopen the wing and gain official recognition of the importance of the site, Project Unité was organized to invite selected artists to exhibit in the dormant apartments of the North Wing.
“The ceiling and the floor fell in love, but only the wall knew.”*
Is this the outcome of them being close? Does this even seem plausible to you?
Imagine a narrative as a straight line that goes astray. Imagine it becoming a haunted space, a cluster of possibilities that constantly re-institutes itself. Would you still be able to trace the edges?
If narratives are sense-making tools, what’s the relationship between plausibility and causality? How do you navigate through a story without closure … where events become loose ends dangling next to each other, waiting for the accidental touch.
“In a Room” is an exhibition that explores some of those questions and more in the intimate space of artist Claudia Heinzler’s private apartment.
__ *Adam Rex, “Wall of Essence”, Magic the Gathering (Stronghold Expansion Pack 1998)
The show is the second chapter of anorak’s series “Mixed Feelings” curated by Lukas Ludwig, Johanna Markert and Florian Model.
is an independent and portable exhibition format, which exhibits artworks of young European artists for two days in different private rooms of Helsinki. All kinds of contemporary art will be combined in a unconventional way and customized as a festival to the public.
The art studio “g – point” had place on 24 Poznańska street, Warsaw Poland. I rented it from the city. Beautiful place on the border of survived Warsaw. It was 100 square meters studio with a terrace on a roof. It was place for meeting friends and artists. We organized some shows and speeches. Also we lived, worked there making sculptures, drawings, video arts.