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Boris Kajmak

Homes / Houses

19 November 2009 until 4 January 2010

PV: 18 November, 7 - 9pm

Homes / Houses is inspired by drawings of houses made by children. Kajmak challenges the notions that there is a 'correct' or 'wrong' sense of perspective. As an alternative mode of architecture, the emotional-structures of children-drawn-houses are converted into maquettes. The exhibition is the transformation of this thought-experiment into a physical set of model houses, resulting in a neighbourhood made of children's imagination.

Kajmak points out that the usage of a vanishing point in geometrical perspective creates a pessimistic dead end as figures and houses become smaller and ultimately vanish. In contrast, a child's drawing disregards the need for structural integrity and three dimensional accuracy, and opts for a more emotionally-charged representation—much like the tendency of paintings from antiquity to enlarge figures based upon their hierarchical or spiritual significance.

* Hal Foster, ‘Real Fictions’, Artforum, April 2017

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Event Schedule

3.00 – 4.10pm, Screening Programme 
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Héloïse Delègue, Beverley Gadsden, Varvara Shavrova, Marios Stamatis, Joseph Steele, Emily Willey, Johanne Wort

4.30 – 6.40pm, Guest Contributors
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4.30 – 5.00pm, Ellen Kenyon Peers, 'Ana Key is Imagining Utopian Futures: Can art be used as a tool for change in contemporary politics?’
5 – 5.30pm, Emily Rosamond, 'Distortions'
5.30 – 6pm, Simone Rowat,' Forensic Aesthetics'
6.00 – 6.10pm, Guest Film Screening, Joey Holder, ‘Adcredo’ (2018)
6.10 – 6.40pm, Q&A 


7 – 9pm, Private View
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8 – 8.10pm, Performance, Paul Gaudet, 'A Glimpse Inside (Introducing Darren Reeves)', Performed by Darren Reeves (2018)
Exhibiting Artists, Héloïse Delègue, Beverley Gadsden, Paul Gaudet, Samantha Greer, Parinot Kunakornwong, Norman Mine, Denis Mortell, Miriam Naeh, Serkan Sarier, Varvara Shavrova, Marios Stamatis, Joseph Steele, Emily Willey, Johanne Wort


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Conspiracy of the Real: Artistic Perspectives in a Post-Truth Climate was developed by:
Paul Chapellier, Héloïse Delègue, Saskia Fischer, Beverley Gadsden, Paul Gaudet, Samantha Greer, Parinot Kunakornwong, James Low, Norman Mine, Denis Mortell, Miriam Naeh, Phillip Reeves, Serkan Sarier, Varvara Shavrova, Marios Stamatis, Joseph Steele, Emily Willey, Johanne Wort. Project supervision by: Kate Pickering and Sam Plagerson. Special thanks to Michael Newman and Borbála Soós. Produced in collaboration with Tenderpixel and the MFA Fine Art programme at Goldsmiths College. 

Boris Kajmak, Homes/Houses.

Boris Kajmak, Homes/Houses.

Boris Kajmak, Homes/Houses.

Boris Kajmak, Homes/Houses.

Installation view.

Installation view.

Boris Kajmak (b. 1980 Croatia) is an interdisciplinary artist whose works explore social realms through material, play and language. He treats value systems as if they are found objects. His conceptual approach has generated sculpture, design and architectural pieces that have been exhibited internationally since 1999. After graduating in printmaking at the Academy of Fine Arts, University of Mostar (BIH) in 2004, he obtained a Masters in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in 2005, London (UK). He currently lives and works in Berlin. 

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