The New DÃ©cor, part of Festival Brazil, is an international survey of some 30 contemporary artists whose work explores interior design as a means of engaging with changes in contemporary culture.
Liberated from the constraints of functionality, artists in the exhibition present objects that look as though they could belong in a fantastical model home including a bed inspired by a Los Angeles freeway overpass or a sci-fi inspired chandelier.
By dismantling the borders between interior decoration, sculpture and installation art, these artists reinvent the familiar forms of furniture and lighting to reflect on the social, historical and psychological narratives that are embedded in these everyday objects.
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