2011 - 12 - Co-curator, Some Domestic Incidents
Curated by Matt Price with Charlie Levine
Prague Biennale, 2011 and mac birmingham, 2012
Artists: Graham Chorlton, Oliver Clegg, Anna M R Freeman, Philip Hale, Justin Mortimer, Sally Payen, Caroline Walker.
For most people in the developed world home is a place where we can be at ease – a personal space shared with partners, family and friends. It is a site of sanctuary from the world outside, for everyday activities such as sleeping, cooking a meal, watching a film or raising a family. While many of us are fortunate to live such lives, we all experience things in and around our homes that adversely effect our physical, psychological and emotional relationships with the places in which we live. This might be a burglary, an argument, the death of a loved one, an accident or a visit from the bailiffs. For others, home is a place that is constantly oppressive and filled with melancholy, loneliness or misery – a site of entrapment, discomfort or abuse. Some Domestic Incidents presents works by seven artists from Britain that connect to the theme of domesticity and explore how normative relationships with homes can be affected.