Better Homes

SculptureCenter is pleased to announce the group exhibition Better Homes.

Better Homes brings together a group of artists who examine the construction of the interior through
design and homemaking from critical perspectives. As the notion of home shifted in the 19th and early
20th centuries, and interior space was being redefined and redecorated according to the aspirations of
modernity, the interior became integral to the construction of the subject. Interiors were an extension of identity, representing gender, fashion, and class, and re-establishing what constituted the private and the public. Now, in the 21st century, interior design has been professionalized and packaged for the mass market. With the proliferation of department stores and publications instructing consumers on how to make the best dinners, living rooms, and lifestyles, how has the notion of domestic space, and all it encapsulates, been redefined in contemporary culture? What are the impacts of shifting ideas of family, identity, politics and consumerism in the private realm? Touching on the history of the interior to its present iterations, the artists in the exhibition examine displays of domesticity, as constructed through spaces and things.


Monday, April 22, 2013 - Monday, July 22, 2013
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM


44-19 Purves St., Long Island City