After the beginning of the series HERE AND NOW at Museum Ludwig with Heimo Zobernig, the second project under the programmatic title Home Visit was an exhibition that was not taking place in the museum, but in private homes throughout the city.
Six international artists and collectives were invited to develop new site-specific works that engage with selected living spaces in which the works will be presented. In close coordination with the participating artists, domestic spaces were chosen that are of particular interest to the artistic intervention either conceptually, architecturally, or due to the residents.
This experimental exhibition addresses current notions of privacy, intimacy, and hospitality in our digitally networked and nomadic society. Moreover, it directly examines conventions and new forms of living as well as the possibilities and limits of their representation. On the one hand, private homes are increasingly being shared and exhibited publicly through social media and the sharing economy. On the other hand, many people view the home as a place of retreat as an increasingly urgent necessity. But what happens when not only what is private becomes public, but also what is public becomes private?
Participating artists: Marwa Arsanios, åyr, Neïl Beloufa, Pia Camil, Calla Henkel & Max Pitegoff, Mélanie Matranga
The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalog.
Curator: Leonie Radine