10 Rooms: Artists Take Over

Posted in News, Sited work by chrisfremantle on July 21, 2011

Do you recognise this building in Ayr?

Holmston House used to be the Social Work HQ in Ayr, and before that was a purpose built ‘poor house’.  It’s up for sale, but is going to be used over the ‘Open Doors’ weekend 3/4 September for a creative intervention – as far as I understand there will be five rooms, one each for artists to hang work, and five rooms, one each for artists to make site-specific installations on the theme ‘Buildings in Ayrshire.’

This isn’t my project, but I did think (making a mental leap) of the Artists’ Rooms and wondered what if Gordon Matta Clark was doing a room?  What if Joseph Beuys was doing a room?  Michelangelo Pistoletto? Marina Abramovic? (I’ve linked to pictures of the specific works in my mind’s eye).

Please feel free to add your own suggestions/links…

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  1. lianne hackett said, on July 22, 2011 at 9:06 am

    beuys would be there if only we could….maybe Richard Demarco can conjure up something for Ayr 2011…thinking of Picture House at Belsay Hall in Northumberland: Anthony Hegarty/William Businski + Geraldine Pilgrim + UVA & the magical room of keys….

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