Nicola L. is included in ‘Domestic Drama’ at HALLE FÜR KUNST Steiermark, Graz. The exhibition includes Camille Blatrix, Oscar Enberg, Mona Hatoum, Nicola L., Olu Ogunnaike, Laura Põld and Bruno Zhu, and is on view from 3 December 2021 – 20 February 2022.
The ongoing global crisis, triggered by the pandemic, continues to put constants of everyday life such as living and working to the test. The home is being transformed from a place of retreat to a permanent production site in which, among other things, the boundaries between paid and care work are disappearing and the conflicts that formerly took place outside are being fought out inside the private sphere. Long before the crisis described above, the home was already a contested bastion in which many conflicts intrinsic to culture, such as gender issues, came to light.
‘Domestic Drama’ creates a specific narrative about that increasingly relevant image of the home and places the interior, i.e. the architecture of the home and the objects that often casually exist within it, at the centre of attention.