Schöner Wohnen

ARMADA, MILAN
4 - 29 March 2015

 
 
 

Schöner Wohnen

A bed frame, a mattress, a Sofa, a Coffee Table, a TV, a console, an xbox, a chandelier, something old, something new, something borrowed, something Ikea, something Blue, something fancy, something Hermes, designer pieces, Lalique vases, Murano things, China, silverware, coat hangers, Fendi, Armani, Versace homeware (pick from these) and any other decorative paraphernalia including ceramics. 2015-01-24 18:18 GMT+00:00 ÅYR <home@aayr.com>

With the exhibition "Schöner Wohnen", ÅYR reaches Armada investigating on contemporary forms of domesticity. For the show, the London based collective which was set up during the XIV Architecture Biennale in Venice, reflects on the status of domestic objects as (biographical) signifiers of our dwelling selves in an age of savage mediatic reproduction.

The field of investigation is the web, and the effect media platforms such as Pinterest and other related websites/blogs which capitalize on 'hominess' are having on the way in which we search for, bond with and consequently get rid of the objects that surround us. The involvement is accelerated and browser-friendly; within a yearly cycle, our identities as residents are formed on Amazon, broadcasted on Instagram, rented on Airbnb, and sold on Ebay before the next IKEA piece has even made its way to the door.

In "Schöner Wohnen" (more beautiful homes, but also better homes), the space of Armada photographs an instant of an unfinished process; one which begins from the moment the object is encountered online, in a catalogue or a store and continues with our appropriation of it.

Interview with ATP DIARY
 

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Images courtesy Armada, by Beppe Raso.