Projects

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Balin House opening, 2017. Photo Sol Arizorbe

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Martin Cordiano, installation at Balin House, 2017. Photo Sol Arizorbe

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House Taken Over workshop, Tate Exchange, 2018. Photo Sol Arizorbe

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House Taken Over workshop, Tate Exchange, 2018. Photo Sol Arizorbe

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View of Martin Cordiano's work from communal stairs, Balin House, 2017. Photo Sol Arizorbe

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Martin Cordiano's work installed in the bathroom, Balin House, 2017. Photo Sol Arizorbe

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Balin House lunch, 2017. Photo Eduardo Padilha

House Taken Over

I'm working with artists Eduardo Padilha and Harold Offeh as writer in residence for 'House Taken Over', a project based in Eduardo's flat in South London that provides a domestic environment in which to view and talk about art.

The project considers a range of issues relating to the artist's place in 21st century life including hosting as an artistic strategy, the house as a civic space, artistic participation in community life, the move beyond the institution, and domestic space as an alternative to the white cube.

A new body of work by Argentinian artist Martin Cordiano was made for each of the four rooms in Eduardo’s flat; five lunches with artists, residents, curators, educators and thinkers took place in 2017; and workshops were held at Tate Exchange in 2018.

I've edited a book on the project which will include texts by Lorena Muñoz-Alonso, Harold Offeh, Holly Corfield-Carr, and myself. It will be designed by Sarah Boris and published in Autumn 2018.



Jes Fernie

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