Revisiting Home

Dwelling as the interface between the individual and society

9 September–15 October 2006
Opening: 8 September 2006

Event Series

NGBK, Oranienstraße 25


Richard Blass, Ania Corcilius, Olafur Gislason, Geka Heinke, Sofia Hultén, Nana Petzet, Marjetica Potrč, Michael Rakowitz, Inken Reinert, Janine Sack, Cornelia Schleime, Corinna Schnitt, Andrijana Stojkovic

Project group

Ania Corcilius, Birgit Kammerlohr, Iain Pate, Inken Reinert, Janine Sack

The home is commonly perceived as a private space, as opposed to a public space. However, being a product of social negotiation, the borders between the inside and the outside are permanently being contested. In this perspective the home is not the safe haven it is commonly understood to be, but an area in which various forces interfere. As much as an individual withdraws into their privacy, their dwelling projects not only the inhabitants’ personal taste, but also the social, cultural, ideological, economic, and political parameters of their existence. The home is not a private issue.

Whether living nomadically or deeply rooted in a certain environment,
living deliberately or forcefully with others or alone, in a luxury apartment, a suburban family home, a tent, or a gated community, the act of dwelling inscribes the individual with social codes that become second nature to them. Revisiting Home investigates the notion of ‘dwelling’ as the intersection between the individual and society. The exhibition, and accompanying publication and events programme, combine to present the works of artists, theoreticians, and film makers, to explore many aspects of the home: architecture, psychology, politics, sociology and the media.