The New Décor is an international survey of contemporary artists who incorporate elements of furniture or interior design in their works.
Liberated from the constraints of functionality, these objects look as though they could belong in a fantastical model home: a bed in the shape of the Los Angeles freeway overpass, a sci-fi inspired chandelier, a chain-mail hammock with leather tassels, and a table that floats in space.
By dismantling the borders between interior decoration, sculpture and installation art, the familiar forms of furniture and lighting are reinvented to reflect on the social, historical and psychological narratives embedded in everyday objects.
Featuring a diverse collection of international contemporary artists such as Sarah Lucas, Ernesto Neto, Mona Hatoum, Jim Lambie, Gelitin, Martin Boyce, Rosemarie Trockel, and Angela Bulloch among many others.
Published on the occasion of the exhibition The New Décor at Hayward Gallery, London, 19 June – 5 September 2010.