This weekend, Edmonton-based art collective fast & dirty debuts Curiosities, an exploration of the personal and political contexts of furniture. The project is a collaboration between five curators, who tasked 20 artists with transforming a drawer of their own into a site-specific artwork. In the end, five dressers, each with four drawers of artistic interpretations, make each piece of furniture into a “cabinet of curiosities.” Each chest of drawers is also based on a different theme: intimacy, family, line, collections, and landscape.
The project will be appearing in three different locations throughout the city, appropriately displayed in a moving van. The exhibit runs from Friday to Sunday, and there’s also an opening party at Cask & Barrel on Saturday afternoon.
The drawer pictured comes from Latitude 53’s own Development Coordinator Tyler Sherard, whose work will be included with the family-themed chest of drawers, curated by Robert Harpin.
Check out all the details, including locations, times, and a full list of the artists and curators participating, on the Facebook events for the show and the opening party.