Mike Meiré & DIS

ARC / Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

After a successful premiere at the New Museum Triennial this spring, Bartha Contemporary is pleased to announce that "The Island (KEN)" co-designed by gallery artist Mike Meiré is now coming to Europe.

From October 9th 2015 to January 31st 2016, the installation will form part of the exhibition "CO-WORKERS – Network as Artist" at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.

"The Island (KEN)" was originally created by the New York based artist collective DIS in collaboration with Dornbracht and gallery artist Mike Meiré, who acted as principal co-designer. It is a hybrid "product" that unites the (social) kitchen and the (private) bathroom, in an attempt to raise new questions with regard to logic and application.

By definition, 'KEN' refers to 'spiritual horizon' or as Mike Meiré notes: "I just thought it was a perfect fit for this hybrid unit. It pushes our thinking, opens the mind and questions our expectations of structures and everyday objects – the way they are normally supposed to be."

The exhibition concept was developed by the DIS artists, the collective will also act as the curators of the 9th Berlin Biennial of contemporary art in 2016.

Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris