UNCONVENTIONAL SPACES Pt. 4
by Alejandro Ball 

A look into the unconventional residential exhibition space…
As the final segment of the unconventional space — we come to, possibly, the most peculiar of all; the flat that would be an exhibition space. We have all contemplated it at time and if you think about it why not to use the space that you live in, or that of one of your collaborators? Yet, the connotations of developing an exhibition to be hosted in a living space is very pertinent, if one think about the contextualisation that a ‘proper’ void gives, apposed to that of a residential space. Have a moment to digest it, logistically if one were to stage and exhibition in a flat, would you remove all the furniture? Or would you choose to leave it? Would the imposition of the furniture denote a context of decoration to the artwork, or would it reveal something completely different? There is also the level of authority that can be related to space and its context — and in the case of a flat it is very easy for people to pass it off through a stereotyping of space. However, if we consider that in many cases, in the contemporary, art now normally relies on a make up of the art object and the space it inhabits — and in many instances, this produces the conceptual idea of art in fact being a non-object. Thus, in cases such as exhibitions hosted in a residential flat we must let go of traditions that have ruled the art world and embrace the idea that art can inhabit any space. The only thing we can creator must adhere to is this delicate relationship that object and space generate.




SPACE > Alejandro Ball > 23.06.2015