Hayward Gallery Reopens with International Survey of 36 Artists


LONDON.- The New Décor is an international survey of 36 contemporary artists from 22 countries who explore interior design as a means of engaging with changes in contemporary culture that range from the impact of globalism to our shifting boundaries of public and private. What unites the artists is their ability to transform objects we associate with the everyday – a bed, a shelf, a lamp – into something uncanny, compelling, and revealing. Curated by Ralph Rugoff, Director of the Hayward Gallery, The New Décor is a highlight of Festival Brazil, a major summer festival celebrating the dynamic culture of today’s Brazil, sponsored by HSBC. The 80 works in The New Décor fill the spaces of the lower gallery, hanging overhead and in unusual places. Scandinavian artists Elmgreen and Dragset have installed their humorous work Marriage – two sinks joined together by an extravagant looping drainage pipe &#150