We are very pleased to welcome åyr to the MAGMD Guest Practitioner Series 2017 on Monday 13 Feb, 4.30-5.30pm, D209 åyr will lead a one-hour workshop during which…
We are very pleased to welcome åyr to the MAGMD Guest Practitioner Series 2017 on Monday 13 Feb, 4.30-5.30pm, D209
åyr will lead a one-hour workshop during which participants will have to set up and design a fictional page to advertise their real homes on a home sharing website.
åyr (formerly AIRBNB Pavilion) is an art collective based in London whose work focuses on contemporary forms of domesticity. Founded by Fabrizio Ballabio, Alessandro Bava, Luis Ortega Govela and Octave Perrault, the collective was first formed on the occasion of an exhibition during the opening days of the XIV Architecture Biennale in Venice, which took place in apartments rented on Airbnb. It changed its name to åyr in 2015 following legal pressure. åyr tackles the evolution of the contemporary home and its transformations from the fortress of the family to a commodity traded online with performances, site-specific installations, events and writing. Its work focuses on the relationship between objects and their environments, and the effects of the internet on the city.
Recent exhibitions include the 9th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, Home Economics at the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale, Venice and Home Visit at Museum Ludwig and Interior Therapy at Queer Thoughts Gallery in New York.