OCT 18TH 2013
THORSTEN BRINKMANN - LA HÜTTE ROYALE
GERMAN ARTIST THORSTEN BRINKMAN TRANSFORMED AN ABANDONED HOUSE IN PITTSBURGH FOR THE CARNEGIE
German artist Thorsten Brinkmann transformed an abandoned house in Pittsburgh for the Carnegie International 2013
La Hütte Royal transforms the interior of a middle-class house abandoned in the quiet suburbs of Pittsburgh, just minutes from downtown, combining Brinkmann’s own art and aesthetic with wild objects left behind by its owners and subsequent squatters. The project was commissioned by Pittsburgh-based collector Evan Mirapaul, inspired by the Art House Project on Naoshima Island, Japan, where individual artists have altered abandoned houses in a single neighborhood.
Hundreds of LPs, trophies, furniture, and objects are given a new found noble purpose in installations from a basement rec room with a whimsical boxing ring to a home theater in the attic with vintage beauty-parlor hair-drying stations for seats.
La Hütte Royal can be visited by appointment: firstname.lastname@example.org