Domestic Affairs, Doha
Still on show at the Fire Station in Doha the Domestic Affairs exhibition, a collaboration between VCUQ, Art Foundation department, Fire Station, Bureau Europa, Institute of Relevant Studies, Creative Industries Fund NL.
Domestic Affairs is an exhibition featuring a selection of artifacts ranging from prototypes, consumer products, conceptual and speculative works, that trigger a critical perspective on the contemporary domestic landscape. While the home is traditionally conceived as a retreat from public life into the private sphere, Domestic Affairs explores the inevitable relations between the home and the public context.
The exhibition design re-frames the show content in a local context, playing with two icons of the private space, one related to the tradition of the Bedouin culture, the tent, and the other one the most globalized piece of furniture, the IKEA Lack table.
The fabric and the tables have been integrated with few elements to transform them in a light exhibit system, potentially entirely reusable for other exhibitions.