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“If the young are not initiated into the village they will burn it down just to feel its warmth.”
– African proverb
For this Openhaus event, visitors are invited to enter the private communal spaces of the residency to discover a collectively-curated group exhibition organised by nine residents of ZK/U. The artists address the complexities and contradictions of communal living within the re-purposed train station that has become their temporary ‘home’: a location that was constructed for—and continues to serve as—a node of transition.
This project uses atypical exhibition strategies to examine the political structures and quotidian activities that comprise daily life at ZK/U. Here, the artists delve into the surfaces and interfaces (both real and personal as well as metaphorical) that define and guide their personal and artistic experiences within this shared zone.
Participating residents are: Steven Cottingham, Matthew Crookes, Saem Lee, Jonas Liveröd, Penny Harpham & Dave Sleswick, Michael Trommer, Julie Trudel, Byungseo Yoo