Luoghi dove la gente abita

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Places where people live

Federica Boragina*

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[Autom. eng. transl.] The artistic activity of one of the most appreciated curators, Hans Ulrich Obrist, begins in his kitchen with The kitchen show. It is 1991 and shortly after Obrist curates an exhibition of Gerard Richter, setting it up in Nietzsche's house. Five years earlier Jan Hoet had involved fifty-eight houses in the city of Ghent in a "widespread domestic exhibition", Chambre d’Amis, which became famous. Since the seventies, exhibitions have not remained within institutional boundaries but, after going out on the street, they enter private homes, sometimes only for one evening. In the kitchen, in the bedroom or in the bathroom: the distinction between a place dedicated to art and not, between public and private falls. This involves a change in the perception of the work and the social bonds that the artistic enjoyment induces. This article aims to document and critically read the phenomenon of exhibitions in domestic spaces from the nineties to today, with particular attention to private non-profit initiatives existing in Italy.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Places where people live
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)208-227
Number of pages20
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • arte contemporanea
  • esposizioni
  • luoghi


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