Habitable Statues is an exhibition created using discarded furniture and appliances found in the New York area that are then mounted together to create interesting new shapes with which the viewer is meant to interact. Created by Isabela Grosseová, this work explores cultural difference in the interpretation of domestic space. The furniture is displayed in front of two photographs of typical homes found in Jamaica, Queens. At the end of her residency, Grosseová will return the objects to the street and photograph passersby that pick them up.
In conjunction with this residency, Art in General publishes a brochure with a text by Gregory Volk. It can be downloaded here for free. For a printed version, purchase this publication along with the entire set of Art in General’s residency brochures in the online store for only $5.
This residency and exhibition are part of Art in General’s Eastern European Residency Exchange (EERE) gives artists an opportunity to create a new work in a new context, and to meet and interact with art communities in Eastern Europe and New York City. Isabela Grosseová was nominated to the EERE by the Foundation Center for Contemporary Art in Prague, Czech Republic.