Art Genre: Visual & performance art
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.
Olohuonenäyttely 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.
WING is a non profit platform for performance founded in 2015 hosting small scaled performances, workshops, residencies and other events on basis of sharing space, time and ideas in relation to the local environment and an international network of people.
We invite one artist to show their work within a domestic apartment context (the apartment is never that of the artist themselves) and we make that artist’s favorite cake – in our opinion the event in Joseph Beuy’s words is a social sculpture. The cake element references Kaffee und Kuchen German style but it is also another way for the viewing audience to understand and get a small insight into who the artist is.
‘Shifting Spaces’ evokes physical and temporal awareness that arises when we allow ourselves to a slowed-down, sentient experience. When looking at global issues, it is important to take a local and human perspective to deconstruct the mental, physical, public and private space. During 44 Days, various artists inhabit W139, giving in to a sense of community and compassion. The artworks range from daily performances to an enormous mural and from video screenings to a teahouse. ART = LIFE = WORK”, Louwrien Wijer