Siege

2015
Found object; a chair
90/40 x 40 x 40 cm

Siege* was an installation exhibited at the Kunsthalle Linz, a transportable miniature kunsthalle originating from Linz, Austria, relocated for the exhibition at my apartment in Tampere, Finland. The installation was compiled out of deconstructed chair inside the Kunsthalle Linz, while the remaining legs served as a pedestal for the ensemble extending the installation outside the pseudo-public exhibition space of the Kunsthalle Linz into the private living room.  By reframing the scale of the private and public, the installation was addressing issues of authority and accessibility related to the established art institutions, here proposed as under siege by artist-run projects such as Kunsthalle Linz.

*n.
1.  The surrounding and blockading of a city, town, or fortress by an army attempting to capture it.
2. Obsolete A seat, especially a throne.