We are very happy to report that we will be participating in the group show "Living With More Art" at Galerie Reinhard Hauff in Stuttgart. The exhibition opens on April 12th and runs through June 28th.
Living With More Art at the Galerie Reinhard Hauff is the second in a series of three exhibitions converting the gallery space into a surreal domestic setting where every piece of furniture, every architectural or decorative feature leads a double life as art (artistic statement) and object. The focus is on unique pieces from the period 1980 until today by a range of international artists who do not concern themselves with furniture as such but within their primary practices have created art works which can function as pieces of furniture. While redeﬁning the status of the object in art as part and parcel of the creative process, these pieces cross over from the purely aesthetic and formal art work status into the optionally functional, useful and practical – and vice versa. The show allows the galerie Reinhard Hauff to re-contextualize works by gallery artists, and to engage in a provocative visual dialogue with other pieces by leading artists from around the world cohabiting this imaginary domestic landscape.
The show will look at different levels of meaning: the home and private scenery as setting for domestic work, rest, play and conﬂict. The home as showcase of private collections of personal objects – THINGS - relics of identity and history, with souvenirs and alienated bastard fetishes made out of mutilated utensils converted in the process to Art. Appropriation runs as a red thread through most of the exhibits emphasizing the absurd, the playful, the critical, the dada moment and spirit. While some furniture pieces refer to icons of status, others invite a critical discourse around commercial consumer goods and advertising incorporating and promoting political signs and symbols to interior decoration.
In addition to works by gallery artists Thomas Locher, Josephine Meckseper, Julika Rudelius and Stephen Willats, the Galerie Reinhard Hauff will be inviting - among others - the following artists to participate in one or several parts of the exhibition trilogy: John Armleder, Richard Artschwager, Shannon Bool, Cengiz Cekil, Marc Camille Chaimowicz, Kerstin Cmelka, Mark Dion, Olafur Eliasson, Sylvie Fleury, FOS (Thomas Poulsen), Thomas Grünfeld, Hadley + Maxwell, (Martin Kippenberger), Lello//Arnell, Matthias Megyeri, Alexej Meschtschanow, Gregor Schneider, Nada Sebasteyen, Haim Steinbach, Sarah Sze, Michel Verjux, Franz West and Cathy Wilkes.
The Living With Art exhibition trilogy is organized with the subtitles Things, 2012, Thoughts, 2013, and Discussions, 2014. The Galerie Reinhard Hauff is planning to make a publication covering all three Living With Art shows in 2014.