Jana Sophia Nolle’s internationally acclaimed project ‘Living Room’ is currently on show at the Haus am Kleistpark | Projektraum in Berlin, continuing until October 17, 2021. Since 2016, the artist (who is now based in Berlin) has been exploring the ever-increasing gap between rich and poor.
‘Living Room’ is a conceptual photographic study of temporary homeless dwellings, which Nolle first started in San Francisco in 2017/2018 – using living spaces as a figurative example to address socio-political changes and aspects of gentrification. The artist also approached people living on the street, asking them for permission to capture their portraits and photograph their makeshift homes. As a performative practice, Nolle recreated these dwellings inside the high-end homes of wealthy occupants.
Jana Sophia Nolle was the recipient of the 2019 Haus am Kleistpark photography grant, which enabled her to continue the project in Berlin. The eponymous book ‘Living Room’ was released by Kerber Publishing in 2020.
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