DegreeArt announces an ambitious, genre-busting new exhibition for summer 2012 - ArtHAUS.
Showcasing the best of DegreeArt's own artists and transforming the traditional notion of the group show. ArtHAUS is not just an exhibition but is also considered an immersive installation work in its own right.
Through a fusion of fine art and interior design in an environmental setting, ArtHAUS is a surrealistic take on the modern home. Incorporating five dynamic rooms through which visitors are invited to wander- including a living area, bedroom, dining room, kitchen and bathroom- The whole installation will also be viewable simultaneously, revealing the imaginative possibilities which have shaped the entire space.
The exhibitions' thematics and aesthetics are drawn from the invention of the gallery's artists but then expanded into a three dimensional setting that is at once familiar and domestic , fantastical and dreamlike. ArtHAUS gives its audience a more exciting, material experience of viewing artwork in an imaginative space, which relates to everyday experience and our own homes, yet freed from the rational constraints of conventional interior architecture. Owning works of art can introduce windows of beauty, pleasure and escapism into the spaces where we spend our lives - ArtHAUS extends this aspiration into an unforgettable experience.
Under the creative umbrella of DegreeArt and curator Ryan Lanji, ArtHAUS has turned a collaborative veture into a singular vision. By involving influential interior designers, local retailers and philanthropic organizations, a melting pot of influences have all fed into DegreeArt's Execution Room on Vyner St to create this involving show. ArtHAUS' East London locale is particularly important, as the show explores the social importance of upcycling and working with local enteprises to reflect the exterior upon the interior.