Decorator: Sweet Home Riots (Andrés Jaque)

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 6:30pm
Wood Auditorium

Decorator: Sweet Home Riots

In Decorator: Sweet Home Riots, Madrid-based architect Andrés Jaque investigates the relationship between interior decoration and political identity. Principal of the design firm Andrés Jaque Architects and related think tank Office for Political Innovation, Jaque has explored these connections through various media. His 2012 performance IKEA Disobedients at MoMA/PS1 subverts dominant iconographies of domesticity found within the mass-market furniture catalog; his installation Different Kinds of Water Pouring Into a Swimming Pool, an assemblage of water-related “architectural and household elements seen in the yards of LA County residents” is currently on display at REDCAT; and his whimsical 2009 House in Never Never Land in Ibiza, Spain, deploys fantasy while minimizing ecological impact upon its surroundings. In this interview with Hans Ulrich Obrist, Jaque notes that his influences include Cedric Price, Bruno Latour, Edgar Morin, and Chantal Mouffe, as well as the “parliamentary discussions” of daily life found within interior decoration, Christmas trees, dinner settings, and parties.

Andrés Jaque is a Visiting Professor at Columbia University GSAPP in fall 2013.

Co-sponsored by the School of the Arts


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