A House is not a Home at Fri Art Kunsthalle Fribourg (Part 2)

Artists: Daphne Ahlers, Olga Balema, Camille Blatrix, Gina Fischli, Sitara Abuzar Ghaznawi, Marie Gyger, Lewis Hammond, Nora Kapfer, Tristan Lavoyer, Claudia Lemke, Dominic Michel, Sveta Mordovskaya, Sophie Oxe, Ser Serpas

Exhibition title: A House is not a Home (Part 2)

Curated by: Nicolas Brulhart

Venue: Fri Art Kunsthalle FribourgFribourg, Switzerland

Date: November 30, 2019 – January 12, 2020

Photography: © Guillaume Baeriswyl / all images copyright and courtesy of the artists and Fri Art Kunsthalle, Fribourg

Note: Exhibition booklet is available here

A Home is not a House is the second part of the exhibition A House is not a Home (21.09-10.11.2019). In the first part, an open house welcomed the works of thirteen artists. These works questioned the ambiguous relationship of space and identity. For a time, the artworks lived there, mute and well arranged. The second part will present the consequences of this confined stay:

You come in… You have a sense of déjà vu. The welcoming and serene house in the first part has given way to a space that has withdrawn into itself. Haunted by the memory of a past visit, you don’t know if your memories are real. You are familiar with the space, yet the atmosphere has changed. If the place was inhabited, warm and welcoming, this time it’s just you facing traces of a long gone presence. In the confinment of this architecture it is now your turn to negotiate with the ghosts of identity.