By questioning ‘the normal way’ of how to show and perceive art, Flat Octopus also questions how to break with habits of the everyday (cultural) life. With this topic in mind Flat Octopus invited the artist Anna Taina-Nielsen to interact with and challenge the concept of Flat Octopus. In The Non-Seen Stage, she will produce a site specific painting in the Flat, turning the home into a space of both art production and showroom. In her art practice she questions the rhythms and gestural acts of painting, and she approaches painting as a process, that has a beginning and an end, made up by a strict set of rules and rhythms, inspired by the repetitive routines of everyday life. By challenging the approach of systematic painting on site, she questions the temporality and fluctuous notion of art production as well as art perception.
Anna Taina-Nielsen will exhibit her installation work in Ariz’ apartment. Ariz is a person that is not linked to the artworld but he is a fan of Flat Octopus’ initiatives and philosophy, and willingly he has opened his home for us. We – artists, collective and spectators – are allowed to dive inside his intimate space, and view where Ariz spend his everyday life camouflaged in a setting created by Anna Taina-Nielsen Curated by Juanma González