T h e  H o m e  S h o w
2 0 1 3
curated by Katharina Lackner and Sam Bunn

With:  Nikos Arvanitis, Miklos Boros, Gregor Graf, Jim Howieson, Andrea Maria Krenn, Lathos,
Carl Palm, PRINZGAU/Podgorschek, Telmo Rui Romao, Lene Shepard

The Home Show is an exhibition project by Sam Bunn and Katharina Lackner, mixing the arranging
of a home with the curation of an art exhibition and a design show. The show is imagined as a place
where all these different modes of display are present and interconected, providing the viewer with
a range of viewing positions within one space.

Taking from the definition of a Nest, as a collection of material that responds to specific conditions
and environments, it is not clear whether it is the space or the objects brought in to the space that
are to be responded to. Objects from the home mingle with objects de art. Interior design merges with
sculptural exploration of space.

Katharina and Sam spent some time in Greece and Sweden early this year, taking measurements and
making interviews. As economic and geographical opposites, these places are intended to enrich the
mix, discovering artists, objects and ideas that would not otherwise be encountered.

Having been put in the position of being able to invite collaborators, we ask how they can work together
with these other artists to develop an enjoyable exploration of what a home can be. The participating
artists are invited to contribute in a variety of ways, allowing their practice to combine with other areas
of their expertise.

Invited collaborators work in areas that border the idea of home in different ways.
For example, Jim Howieson is a sculptor who makes beds for a living, Miklos Boros is a photographer
who works as a roofer by day. Lene Shepherd is an visual artist who secretly wishes she were an interior
decorator. These artists and more are invited to participate in an ongoing conversation as their work
develops, keeping things open to allow unanticipated possibilities to arise before finally presenting their
work in the exhibition.

The Home Show

The Home Show
Entrance situation with Carl Palm´s Ce n’est pas une brioche, 2011-2013
fabric, metal, wire

carl palm
Carl Palm
Ce n’est pas une brioche, 2011-2013
fabric, metal, wire


Prinzgau Podgorschek Buddha
Asche auf‘s Haupt, 2012
Keramik und Glas

Sam Bunn

Sam Bunn
Sam Bunn
Ghost on the stairs, 2013

Video: Sam Bunn
Object: Jim Howieson
Setting: Katharina Lackner

Gregor Graf Curtain

gesamtansicht front

Gregor Graf
Gregor Graf
Digitaler C-Print der Arbeiten:
Dachstock 1, Dachstock 4 & Dachstock 5 auf Papier, 2013
300 x 60cm

Gregor Graf Detail 
Dachstock 1, Dachstock 4 & Dachstock 5 auf Papier, 2013
300 x 60cm


Lene Sheperd
Lene Shepherd
In-between the Near and Elsewhere, 2013
Holz, Schaumstoff 150 x 100 cm

Prinzgau Podgorschek
Asche auf‘s Haupt, 2012
Foto : 32 x 32 cm

Sam Bunn
Sam Bunn
Staircase, 2013
paper, cardboard

Sam Bunn

Fireplace, 2012
Stoff, Kreide, 90x50 cm

Miklos Boros
Miklos Boros
Untitled, 2013
Fotografie, Blätter

Miklos Boros
Miklos Boros
Untitled, 2013, Detail

gesamtansicht back


jim howieson
Jim Howieson
Showroom study, videostill
Digital video, 2 minutes (looped)

Reparat, 2012
Metall und Kork

Nestamente, 2013
Foto 77x 52 cm

rechts:Telmo Rui Romao
At Home (Em Casa), 2012
Fotos, Karte, Buch

Prinzgau Podgorschek
Nestamente, 2013, Detail
Foto 77x 52 cm

Ganz ohne Titel
Foto 72 x 57,5cm

Gregor Graf early work
Gregor Graf
Teppich, 1987

Reperat Foto
Reparat, 2012
Foto 30 x 42 cm

Back Home Show

Andrea Maria Krenn
Andrea Maria Krenn
Arrangement, 2013
Linien, Ecken und Vogel
mixed media

Andrea Maria Krenn
Andrea Maria Krenn
Collagen, 2013

Viktor Nikos
Viktor Köpruner
Hyperbolishes Paraboloid, x2/a2 - y2/b2 - z = 0, 2013

Nikos Arvanitis
A day‘s fog (IV), 2013
Öl auf Holz, 40x30 cm
A day‘s fog (V), 2013
Öl auf Holz, 40x30 cm
A day‘s fog (VI), 2013
Öl auf Holz, 40x30 cm

Katharina Lackner
Katharina Lackner
Very Bright Inside, 2011-2013

Fotos: Ulrich Fohler

Texts about the artists:

Andrea Maria Krenn
lives and works in Vienna. She makes works that start from the flat or a simple line and push out
into space: collage, painting, sculpture. A simple hanging plane is split and lifts, folding out into
space at a shallow angle. House-like black crystaline structures expand from a point, jutting
outwards and soaking up light, emersing the viewer in a dreamy realm.

For the exhibition in the Salzamt she has been making delicate structures that fold geometries
together into corner-pieces. As Gaston Bachelard said, “corners are small Wunderkammern, filled
with dust, memory and dreams”. Andrea intends that through their arrangement, these objects open
spaces free for the imagination within ones spatial memory.


Gregor Graf
is an artist based in Linz. He creates poetic interpretations of ‘the built. His output, from paintings
and drawings to photography and sculpture, circles around architectural concerns. Gregor dissects
the built environment into its smallest elements, blowing them up again to extend their sense.
For example, a piling up of MDF cut fence shapes speaks of mountain formation; children‘s building
blocks positioned opposite rock samples chatter together about cellars and the hidden.

For the Home Show we have refigured a number of his 'Dachstock‘ drawings into a large format print.


are venerable masters of the twinkling eye. Objects of everyday life are transformed into bold creatures,
combing architecture, design, fashion and wit.

For The Home Show a mixture of personal effects, everyday objects and their Wunderkammer home,
have been doubled into the Salzamt, both physically and photographically. The objects stand ambigously,
on the one hand art, on the other, items of daily use: a snapshot of their everyday life or as they call it,
“extracts of the“Macrodustproduction” in which we live and work.”


Miklos Boros
is a Linz based Austrian of Hungarian descent. A photographer by night and a roofer by day, Miki has his
roots in documentary photography, drawn from his wanderings and daily encounters.

For this exhibition he is showing a work developed in Italy, his first to break with straight up photography.
Using private magic he developed portraits of friends and family onto a more ephemeral material.


Telmo Rui Romao
is a photographer and cinematographer from Lisbon, with a strong taste for adventure. Remembering and
longing are key elements of his work, examined through the lens as he traverses the great outdoors.

In ‘Em Casa’ photographs of seemingly empty landscapes all point in one direction, the home of his parents.

Carl Palm
is a Swedish artist based in Stockholm. He is concerned with the fleeting and is a practicing lucid dreamer.
Ideas and stories form the background to Carl’s work. A significant part of the work manifests via a large
curtain, which he has been permutating through various lives and installations in an ongoing, soft, portable
merzbau. It is this ongoing work which is on show in The Home Show.

The curtain started life at a show in his old flat, the contents of which were being reduced prior to his moving out.
The curtain was built to cover over the furnitures it depicts, now standing in their place and evoking this lost space.
Slowly the schematic shelves are filling up with objects gathered from the collection of his dreams.
For the Home Show Carl has been resident in the Salzamt.


Jim Howieson
is a carpenter by trade, based in Sheffield, UK. Jim works with ‘the normal’ to make unusual things.
The back of a van becomes a sexy spaceship. Metal doorway threshold strips and plexiglass transform
into a series of future modern walkthrough ‘portals’. Most recently, Jim created a series of photographic
sculptural works made after hours spent playing with exercise equipment in sports halls.

For the Home Show Jim has been resident in the Salzamt.  Using the context of The Home Show he has re-staged
and re-editd a work from 2010. Titled 'Showroom Study‘, the video documents momentary encounters with kitchen
units on display in showrooms around Jim‘s hometown of Sheffield. Further, during his residency Jim collected
sculptural DIY superstore materials, which were assembled with Sam Bunn into a sculptural assemblage resembling
coat hooks.


Lene Shepherd
is a British Norweigan based in London. Lene makes geometrical sculpture extracted from drawings abstracted
from real places. Delicately built structures baffle the eye with their complex internal angles, casting back the
light with their mirrored interiors or further splintering the space through video abstraction. Lene’s forms echo
the geometries of the places where they are shown and speak of the inbetween-ness of space and a struggle to
understand its complexities.
For this exhibition Lene spent a month in residence at the Salzamt, where she developed a trio of intertwined
sculptural forms that echo the memory of a room removed by space, time and the artistic process. The work started
from a series of skype conversations and now hangs above the ground, providing glimpses into a different type
of private space.


Viktor Horvath
For the curators, Viktor is a pleasing last minute addition to the show. Viktor works at the Salzamt in a technicial
capacity and we have known him since our time began here. Prior to his work at the Salzamt, Viktor worked as a
mathematician. We are happy to include his sculptural diagram, 'Hyperbolishes Paraboloid, x2/a2 - y2-b2 + z = 0‘

Sam Bunn and Katharina Lackner
Sam and Kathi are artists based in Linz. Kathi grew up in the Upper Austrian and Sam is originally from the UK.
They are together as a couple, have made several collaborative works together and also just resently built a real
home together. The Home Show constitutes their most significant work together to date.

Having spent several months compiling the artworks for this exhibition, Kathi and Sam have also spent the last
week making sculptural insertions into and for the exhibition space. It is important to note that these works, though
not really existing as artworks in their own right, are considered a thoughtful series of decisions across the space
that are intended to unite and also raise questions about the viewing of work in subtly different contexts.

Nikos Arvanitis
is a Greek artist based in Athens. Nikos has a wide body of work that orientates around sound and speaks quietly
of politics. Nikos ‘communicates his concerns in a hushed way, almost hypodermically one might say, forcing us
to confront questions that relate to the structure of public space and to the possibility of its being lived in.’ Creating
work in a range of media, Nikos has a careful eye for the beautiful and the strange. A floor made from interconnected
skateboards slides underfoot. A digitised sound topography becomes crystaline mountain form.

For this exhibition he is showing three pink and white oil paintings, which he has abstracted from documentary
news photographs of tear gas clouds, taken throughout the ongoing riots in Athens.


are an artist couple and a couple couple. Living and working in Archanes, Crete, Christos and Evi have been living inside
of their work for the past two years: a home, which is also an experiment in sustainable living and environmental best practice.

For this exhibition Christos and Evi are showing a sketch diagram of their fireplace, which moved around their house as
the construction developed, serving as a sign for a function and a future.