Emma Wolf-Haugh – Domestic Optimism

Emma Wolf-Haugh – Domestic Optimism


De Appel’s building is a fitting setting for Emma Wolf-Haugh’s Domestic Optimism as it enhances her take on the dilemma(s) that came with modernism and the hubris with which it wrote its own story.

Here, sculpture, printed matter, video and textile come together as informal environ, creating the comfort from which to pick at the threads of the patriarchal tales of modernist architecture – by means of it's own narrative. A story that involves the paths of architectural visionaries such as Le Corbusier and Eileen Gray and where they cross, revealing an intricate and entertaining insights to the politics of identity, universality, facism, individualism and collectivity of modernism then, and what that says about its inheritors now.

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