With exhibition space squeezed, artists are turning to their own domestic spaces to put on shows between the pots and pans in the kitchen, their bedrooms – and even the smallest room
Two months after Isobel Atacus moved into her new home in Walthamstow, London, she made an unusual decision: she would turn her living space into an art gallery. Since then, exhibitions have happened in every room, even the loo.
“Last year we exhibited a work that was a kind of ecosystem, stretched out over the floor of our living room,” she says. “There was was a block of ice melting through an unfired clay disc into a bowl below and the sediment water was pumped into a tank. It was a beautiful piece to live with for a few days.”