- Clara Prat-Gay
- Thalia Stefaniuk
In Every Dream Home a Heartache explores tensions between domesticity and the body. Through a surreal approach to bodies and post-domestic imaginaries, eleven works—by Paul Chan, Rachel Harrison, Mona Hatoum, Vlatka Horvat, Marilyn Minter, Gabriel Orozco, Cindy Sherman, Laurie Simmons, Kiki Smith, and Rosemarie Trockel—ponder whether intimacy might hinge on distance as much as proximity. Ranging from sculpture and photography to mixed-media pieces and video, the exhibition includes moving fridges, melting beds, and kissing dummies: domestic and ordinary objects rendered foreign and strange.
Balancing the familiar and the unfamiliar, the artworks sit in the uneasy in-between space that connects the real and synthetic, pleasure and disgust, desire and loneliness, humor and sadness. Driven by the human desire to inhabit a home, In Every Dream Home a Heartache takes its title from a song by the glam rock band Roxy Music and addresses the emptiness and longing that can arise from our conflicting relationship with everyday objects.