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The Influence of Furniture on Love

Date uploaded: September 10, 2014

The Influence of Furniture on Love is an exhibition in Wysing Arts Centre’s 17th century farmhouse. Realised by Lotte Juul Petersen and Giles Round, the exhibition celebrates 25 years of Wysing by transforming the farmhouse into a temporary public space, installing works by a selection of artists who have stayed there over the years and in response to its rooms. A number of the works will remain in the house as a lasting contribution to the site, for future artists to enjoy.

The launch takes place on Saturday the 13th of September from 6pm to 8pm and will include a live performance for piano by Cally Spooner.

The artists in the exhibition are An Endless Supply, Ruth Beale, Juliette Blightman, Ben Brierley, Céline Condorelli, Jessie Flood-Paddock, Luca Frei, Gil Leung, Seb Patane, Florian Roithmayr, Phil Root, Laure Prouvost, Cally Spooner, The Grantchester Pottery, Philomene Pirecki, Elizabeth Price, Mark Aerial Waller, Neal White and Lisa Wilkens.

Works include a new prototype bed by Céline Condorelli; wallpapers by An Endless Supply and Ruth Beale; newly commissioned homewares by The Grantchester Pottery; a major new wall work by Philomene Pirecki and a series of signs by Laure Prouvost installed throughout the house.

Other works include G.U.N, 1993, a sculpture by Elizabeth Price; Wounded Fruit, 2012, a bronze by Luca Frei; and the video work Time Together, 2013, presented alongside a new watercolour, by Mark Aerial Waller.

To bring the intimacy of the farmhouse into the public realm, three dinners, hosted by Ruth Beale, Giles Round and Philomene Pirecki, will make public some of the ideas and discussion that usually takes place in the privacy of the farmhouse. These will take place on Saturday the 4th of October, Saturday the 11th of October and Saturday the 1st of November 2014.

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