Fully Furnished Artists To Let
In collaboration with Megan Mace
The project was conceived in response to an invitation to host a conceptual bar for ‘At the End of August’, an event that took place in August House, Johannesburg, in order to bid farewell to the space as a key infrastructure in the local art scene. The evening’s proceedings were arranged after it had become clear that the building had been sold to a private developer. The artwork, demarcated by an abandoned carpet found in the basement, was situated on a concourse between several studios. During the planning phase the bar also became a market, where soon-to-depart tenants could sell the objects they were willing to part with in the move. A catalogue was available for guests to peruse, detailing the items and information their owners wanted to share. For the duration of the event the performing artists sold drinks and wares, using clock cards as receipts for purchases.
In addition to the items in the catalogue, and the catalogue itself:
a carpet and vinyl text.
Doornfontein, Johannesburg, South Africa.