No Place Like Home

No Place Like Home
Temporary exhibition
Inauguration: 
28 Feb 2018 - 19h
01/03/2018
- 03/06/2018
Floor: 
-1
No Place Like Home
Temporary exhibition
Inauguration: 
28 Feb 2018 - 19h
01/03/2018
- 03/06/2018
Floor: 
-1
Body: 

No Place Like Home 

An ironing board becomes absurd and threatening, the doors of a house are displaced, a glass of beer sprouts a tail... By altering material, scale, and perspective or by employing hybridization, fragmentation, and relocation, artists transform domestic objects and provoke a fresh response to the familiar.

Domestic spaces, objects and materials have increasingly emerged as source of inspiration in modern and contemporary practices. In the transition from functional object to artwork, the domestic object becomes a tool in the investigation of gender roles, housework, collecting and hoarding, and a means of reflecting on the home as the central site in the formation of family and memory, national and cultural identity.

Originating at the Israel Museum in 2017, No Place Like Home now finds new expression as a collaboration between Jerusalem and Lisbon. The exhibition unites more than 100 objects, drawn from collections of the Israel Museum, the Museu Coleção Berardo, the Ellipse Collection (Holma/Ellipse), as well as private collections, galleries, and artists. 

No Place Like Home explores the question of what happens if we restore objects-turned-artworks to their “natural” place within a quasi-home. The exhibition’s theme, range and layout – as well as its IKEA-inspired catalogue – offer us an experience of a “home” that is at once familiar and disorienting. Visitors at the exhibition, designed in the spirit of an architectural plan, play the part of the family. 

This exhibition celebrates the 101 years to Duchamp’s iconoclastic Fountain and the 102nd anniversary of the revolutionary Dada movement. In each “room,” artists of the past 100 years are brought into dialogue. This curatorial choice underscores the spiritual legacy of Dada, from the readymade to a contemporary exploration of migration, displacement, and the artist’s itinerancy in an age of globalization.

 
Adina Kamien-Kazhdan
Exhibition Curator

 


Celebrating the 101st anniversary of Marcel Duchamp’s Fountain, considered his most iconoclastic work and a game changer in the history of 20th-century art, the exhibition No Place Like Home examines how artists over the last one hundred years have transformed everyday objects,  subverting their domestic functions and meanings.

This exhibition has been organized by The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, and is curated by Senior Curator of Modern Art Dr. Adina Kamien–Kazhdan. It includes works by artists of varied generations and movements, presented in museum galleries transformed into a quasi-home. Confronting the viewer with something new and unexpected, the exhibition leads us to reflect in new ways on the familiar, on the question of displacement and on the itinerancy of artists in contemporary societies.

No Place Like Home's innovative spirit reflects the legacy of Marcel Duchamp, the artist to whom we pay tribute here.

No Place Like Home presents more than 100 artworks from artists like Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, Claes Oldenburg, Andy Warhol, Louise Bourgeois, Yayoi Kusama, Takashi Murakami, Mona Hatoum, Alina Szapocznikow, among others. 

Co-produtionThe Israel Museum, Jerusalem

The exhibition is on view until June, 3rd 2018


 

Audioguides: available

Exhibition Brochure (PDF 980Kb): 

brochure-no-place-like-home-en.pdf


Exhibition support:

Embassy of Israel in Portugal

IKEA Portugal

Members of  IKEA FAMILY have always more: from March 1st to June 3rd, 2018, visit the "No Place Like Home exhibiton at Museu Coleção Berardo, and on the buy of one ticket receive another one free.

 


WARNING:
For security reasons, the access to No Place Like Home exhibition may be limited to a maximum number of visitors.
Thank you for your understanding.

Imagem / Image: Marcel Duchamp, Fountain, 1917 / editioned replica 1964. © Succession Marcel Duchamp / ADAGP, Paris 2018. Photograph © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

 

Secondary text: 

Exhibiton Brochure (PDF 980Kb):