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Kiaer, Ian, 2013, Show, Exhibition or Event, Ian Kiaer

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This solo exhibition presented Kiaer’s on-going research project ‘Endless House’, a term appropriated from the architect Frederick Kiesler. Kiesler’s proposal for a single-unit family dwelling remained un-built and was continually modified in model form between 1924 and 1950. In this body of work, Kiaer uses Kiesler’s notion to enquire into the model’s potential for representation, experimentation, and proposition, opening up new ways of understanding how an artwork might convey fragmentary and contingent information. The exhibition was reviewed in Frieze and Art Review amongst other publications.
Significantly, Kiaer’s research investigates the possibility of a ‘model as form’, identifying in it qualities of resistance to more determined approaches of making. Curator Harald Krejci writes in ‘Utopie Gesamtkunstwerk’ (2012) that Kiaer’s works ‘are characterised by artistic interpretation of historic texts and projects, which have essentially shaped the theoretical discourse. Thus, in times of a predominance of the Young British Artists, Kiaer elaborated a subtle and complex reference system, which grants his multi-part installation pieces an approximate character.’
Kiaer’s research was presented in The Clever Object, a special issue of Art History (2013) edited by Matthew C. Hunter and Dr Francesco Lucchini. Artwork developed from Kiaer’s research project was also exhibited in ‘Social Diagrams. Planning Reconsidered’, Künstlerhaus, Stuttgart, Germany (2008); ‘Peripheral Vision and Collective Body’, MUSEION - Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Bolzano, Italy (2008); Xth Biennale de Lyon, France (2009); ‘The Responsive Subject’, MuZee, Ostend, Belgium (2010); ‘Au loin, un île!’, Fondation D'Entreprise Ricard, Paris, France (2011); and Les Prairies – Les Ateliers de Rennes, Biennale d’Art Contemporain, Rennes, (2012). ‘Endless House Project’ was reviewed in Flash Art (2008). A solo exhibition presenting this research took place at Champs d’Expérience, International Centre for Art and Landscape at Vassivière Island (CIAP), Limousin in 2013.

Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art
School or Centre: School of Fine Art
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2013 17:14
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2014 11:59
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/1429

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