8 October - 7 November 2015
Preview: 7 October 2015 18:30 - 20:30
Two trucs from the history of painting, and, to an extent, from the history of representation at large:
One – repoussoir.
A device employed in landscape painting; usually the depiction of objects, figures, or architectural elements – a succession of before and behind – for the purpose of giving depth to the depicted landscape, which might otherwise not decipher properly in spatial terms.
Two – mise-en-abyme.
A procedure by which elements within the realm of representation or depiction reiterate elements that occur on the level of form and/or medium; such as paintings or canvases within a painting, or a play within a play.
A repoussoir creates depth, it generates (pictorial) space. A mise-en-abyme opens the abyss of differential auto-contextualisation.
It’s easy to see why, when looking at ÅYR’s new productions, one would first tend to think of the latter strategy. Yet, this might be misleading. It might make more sense to think about these works, which, through architecturally informed digital rendering and imaging techniques, fold (depictions of) pictorial art (e.g. Twombly), design (the Rick Owens bed, for instance), decoration (the Dyptique candle) and the architectural production of interiors into one another, as strange types of repoussoirs, as push backs.
The procedures witnessed here have more to do with creating a new sort depth, rather than with investigating the difference and connection between context and content. Or, with an investigating of questions of mediality altogether. And, if one cares to raise the question of digitality here, it should have anything to do with how one makes interiors through pushing into depth, rather than through enclosing spaces.
It’s the push back with which ÅYR creates space for a pavilion that shall remain nameless.
— Philipp Ekardt
Project Native Informant will participate in Frieze London West End Night
Thursday 15 October 2015
18:00 – 20:00
ÅYR (formerly AIRBNB Pavilion) is an art collective based in London whose work focuses on contemporary forms of domesticity founded by Fabrizio Ballabio, Alessandro Bava, Luis Ortega Govela and Octave Perrault.
The collective was formed in occasion of an exhibition inaugurated during the opening days of the XIV Architecture Biennale in Venice which took place in apartments rented on a flat sharing website. ÅYR is interested the evolution of the contemporary home and its transformations from fortress of the family to commodity traded online with performances, site-specific installations, events and writing.
ÅYR is not connected to or endorsed by Airbnb Inc or any other Airbnb group company or affiliate.
2015 Comfort, Zone, Frieze Projects London
2015 Newcomers, Project Native Informant, London
2015 Schöner Wohnen, Armada, Milan
2015 Welcome, You’re In The Right Place, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin
2014 AIRBNB Pavilion, XIV Architecture Biennale, Venice
2015 Aspects of Change, Bold Tendencies @ Peckham Multi-Storey Car Park, London
2015 Tower, Ibid. London
2015 Morphing Overnight, Seventeen Gallery, London
2014 Community Development Meeting + Do More Of What They Love, 63rd 77th Steps, Bari
2014 The Office, ACL Partners, Paris
Lectures and workshops:
2015 Stay With Me, Ideas City Festival, New York
2015 Lafayette Re-Source, Fondation Galeries Lafayette (FGL), Paris
2015 How to Thrive, Zabludowicz Collection, London
2015 Artists, what is your collective value?, ICA, London
2014 Home ’14, AA School of Architecture, London
2014 Everything That is Solid Melts Into Airbnb with Andrea Branzi, Swiss Institute, New York
2015 “My Flip Phone Brought Me Here”, Volume #44
2014 “Catfish Homes, Airbnb and the Domestic Interior Photography”, Rhizome
2014 “Home 2014”, Fulcrum Issue #96
14 - 17 October 2015
Preview: 13 October 2015
19 November 2015 - 9 January 2016
Preview: 18 November 2015 18:30 - 20:30
3 - 6 December 2015
Preview: 2 December 2015
16 January - 13 February 2016
3 September - 3 October 2015
16 - 21 June 2015
21 May - 27 June 2015
12 February - 22 March 2015
31 January - 1 February 2015
14 January 2015 20:00 - 22:00
17 - 31 January 2015
6 - 9 November 2014
15 - 18 October 2014
14 October - 13 December 2014
4 September - 4 October 2014
1 August 2014 18:30 - 20:30
25 July 2014 18:30 - 21:30
7 June - 12 July 2014
17 April - 24 May 2014
28 January 2014 19:00 - 21:00
28 November 2013 - 25 January 2014
19 October - 16 November 2013
5 September - 12 October 2013
21 June - 26 July 2013
15 May - 15 June 2013
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Saturday 12:00 - 17:00
And by appointment.