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Residing in art

A reflection on the contemporary way of life in the wake of COVID-19

October 8 · 2020 / January 8 · 2021

Residing in art rises a question about how and why our domestic spaces are the way they are, and what they say about us, from art, and from architecture.

Participants:

Arquimaña
Covid Study Houses
Gorka Chillida Detritus
Violeta García
Mari Puri Herrero
Joxan Iza
Albert Lekuona
Aitor Ochoa
Ekain Olaizola
Angel Peris
Marijose Recalde
Jaime de los Ríos
Jonathan Rodrigo
Roskow
Dora Salazar
Patxi Zapirain
Ramón Zuriarrain

Sponsor:

Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura EHU

With the suppor of:

Muebles Lufe
Sokios
Bed’s
Mosaico
Floristería Mª Cristina
Satélite interiors

Curator:

Ander Ushijima

Exhibition Details:

Residing in art. A reflection on the contemporary way of life in the wake of COVID-19

Nov 8, 2020 – Jan 8, 2021

Press:

Press Release

Connect:

@artekogallery

Lockdown interviews

Ramón Zuriarrain, Duchamp, 2020, Watercolor, 80 x 30 cm.

The COVID-19 pandemia meant millions of people being confined in their homes, overnight. Suddenly, we found ourselves forced to live in them, in relationships discovering aspects which were, at times, totally unexpected; discovering qualities and limitations that, hitherto, would never have dawned on us. Telework or the need to be in, or establish contact with the exterior are but a few of the examples which highlight the importance of rethinking the contemporary style of life and abode.

Although the world came to a standstill, creation followed its course and ·”locked down” artists, continued creating. The public, no longer “so at large” accessed and enjoyed/consumed art from their homes, thereby affirming how indispensable an element it is in our lives. Indeed, culture played a huge role in helping us cope with such an unprecedented situation.

Jaime de los Ríos, Estudio del tiempo en el jardín de las delicias. Edén, 2020, Boígrafo sobre papel, 41,5 x 30,5 cm.

The visitor finds himself immersed in an architectonic installation with, both art -works created during the lock down, witness to the pandemic, and projects that lead us to questioning the how and why of our domestic spaces being the way they are and what they say about us.

Mari Puri Herrero, Casa Solitaria, 2020, Óleo sobre tabla, 35 x 35 cm.

Residing in art re-opens a window to questions regarding our dwelling culture from diverse disciplines and view-points and proposes a contemporary vision of one of the fundamental pillars of human existance: Residence.

To this end, with the abode as the main character, the exhibition transforms the gallery spaces into a “house/home” or a Street, by means of a series of rooms; living spaces, a kitchen and the like. The visitor finds himself immersed in an architectonic installation with, both art -works created during the lock down, witness to the pandemic, and projects that lead us to questioning the how and why of our domestic spaces being the way they are and what they say about us, the residents.

Ángel Peris, Deconstructed cornfield I, 2020, Ink on paper, 26,5 x 38 cm.