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The New Décor: Artists & Interiors

An international survey of over 30 contemporary artists, including some of the leading sculptors of our time, who explore interior design as a means of engaging with changes in contemporary culture. By reconfiguring and reinventing the familiar objects of our domestic life, these artists look beyond design and function to create provocative sculptures and installations.

The exhibition features work by 30 artists including: Martin Boyce (Britain), Los Carpinteros (Cuba), Jimmie Durham (USA), Elmgreen & Dragset (Scandinavia), Gelitin (Austria), Mona Hatoum (Lebanon), Jim Lambie (Britain), Sarah Lucas (Britain), Ernesto Neto (Brazil), Ugo Rondinone (Switzerland), Doris Salcedo (Colombia), Rosemary Trockel (Germany), Tatiana Trouve (Italian), Franz West (Austrian).

Curated by Ralph Rugoff, Director of the Hayward Gallery, the exhibition draws on artists from around the world, but what unites them is their ability to transform objects we associate with the everyday – a bed, a shelf, a lamp – into something uncanny and compelling.

Talk: Gendered Décor
Tuesday 22 June Monica Bonvicini's sculptural interventions are often direct responses to the built environment and its intrinsically gendered nature. In their collaborations, artists Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset play with concepts of gender and culture to investigate underlying architectural and social conventions. The three artists discuss their practice in relation to the Hayward Gallery exhibition New Décor, with its curator, Director of the Hayward Gallery, Ralph Rugoff. Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7pm

Ernesto Neto: The Edges of the World and The New Décor are highlights of Festival Brazil, a major summer festival of music, visual arts, dance literature, debates and free performances, across the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Hayward Gallery, E4 Udderbelly and on the riverfront, celebrating the dynamic culture of today's Brazil, from 19 June to 5 September 2010, presented by Southbank Centre and sponsored by HSBC.

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The New Decor: Artists & Interiors
Kurator: Ralph Rugoff

Künstler: Martin Boyce, Los Carpinteros, Jimmie Durham, Michael Elmgreen & Ingar Dragset, gelitin , Mona Hatoum, Jim Lambie, Sarah Lucas, Ernesto Neto, Ugo Rondinone, Doris Salcedo, Rosemarie Trockel, Tatiana Trouve, Franz West, ...