Edgar Mosa "Inverted Dart Boards" and "situation #2" - photos by Fran Parente
Chamber is pleased to announce that Collection #3, curated by Matylda Krzykowski of Depot Basel, opened Part III “Domestic Appeal” on March 2nd 2017. Collection#3 is comprised of four parts that opened periodically from October 2016 through May 2017.
Part III is the third iteration inspired by the iconic 1956 artwork by Richard Hamilton, Just what is it that makes today's homes so different, so appealing?, including the concept of collage, materialist fantasies, and the subsequent, pervasive temptation for household objects.
Domestic Appeal will explore groups of objects that are possibly as desirable now as the items featured prominently in Hamilton’s work half a century ago, at the dawn of the modern consumer age.
“In his artwork, Hamilton commented on rapid and fundamental changes in everyday existence and how people became drawn into a consumerist lifestyle,” says Krzykowski. “Looking at the Just what is it that makes today’s homes so different, so appealing? and comparing it with the domestic objects and furniture produced today, one realizes that not a lot has changed in the past 60 years.”
Domestic Appeal will feature newly commissioned, one-of-a-kind and limited-edition pieces—all unconventional, yet contemporary suggestions for the household—made by designers, artists and architects who apply their individual perception of materialism to the work they produce.
The work in Domestic Appeal is not for mass consumption, but rather a means to challenge and conceptualize life and progress. Each designer’s thoughtfully executed creation seeks to find a new approach to the domestic environment.
To accompany each show, Krzykowski will collaborate with a different artist to make a two-dimensional collage, so the compositions can live on. The collage for Part III is by Copenhagen-based creative studio Wang & Söderstrom.
Special Commissions and Rare Items in Domestic Appeal by:
Andy and Dave Ferréol
Babin Dimitri Bähler
Chen Chen & Kai Williams
Carl Emil Jacobsen
James Shaw + Soft Baroque
Lucas Maassen & Margriet Craens