Anagrammatic Spaces: Interiors in Contemporary Art

Christoph Büchel, Simply Botiful, 2006–2007

Christoph Büchel, Simply Botiful, 2006–2007, Hauser & Wirth Coppermill, ‘Simply Botiful’, London, Courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth

This subproject deals with contemporary art installations that evoke or reference concrete sites of social interaction. Despite their artificiality and isolation from everyday experience, these heterogeneous constructions have the potential to work as sites of social interaction and to create social significance. Research questions concern the functions and meanings of these installations as well as the viewer’s role as performer within them.