Grand Domestic Revolution GOES ON to Milan!
Including works and projects by Kateřina Šedá, Matthijs de Bruijne & Domestic Workers Union Netherlands / FNV Bondgenoten, Doris Denekamp & Jimini Hignett, Helke Sander, Travis Meinolf, Angel Nevarez & Valerie Tevere, Wietske Maas, Our Autonomous Life, Adelita Husni-Bey, Ludovica Carbotta, Ugo La Pietra, Read-in, GDR Library, and the Careof video archive, and with contributions by AUT, Christian Nyampeta, and De Rooie Rat.
After being developed in Utrecht, the Grand Domestic Revolution (GDR) went on to London, Londonderry, Ljubljana, Stockholm, and Malmö. The multifaceted, long-term “living research” project initiated by Casco continues to evolve with Careof, a Milan-based art organization focusing on artistic experiments and archiving / documentation. In taking on GDR, Careof zooms in on the notion of home while seeking ways to queer and common it. The GDR Library leaves its base in the Casco office to be hosted at Careof during the exhibition. Careof also made a selection from the works and projects produced or shared by GDR in Utrecht and added their own, alongside a residency program and associated activities. The exhibition setting is specially conceived by Italian design collective AUT with artist Christian Nyampeta, who took inspiration from radical design and art practices in Milan in the 1960s and 1970s, including those of Enzo Mari and Global Tools.
The Grand Domestic Revolution GOES ON—Milan at Careof is curated by Martina Angelotti and Silvia Simoncelli in collaboration with Yolande van der Heide, based on the initial curatorial project by Binna Choi and Maiko Tanaka.