Dom Kereta / Keret House - the narrowest house, 2012

project description

Model 1:25 of the Keret House is now in NY MoMA's permanent collection! MoMA Number: 322.2014

Three years have passed, since it's first presentation as a slightly impossible artistic concept during WolaArt festival in 2009. Today Keret House proves to be a possible venture, thus it costed The Fundation of Polish Modern Art and me a lot of blood, sweat and tears. Everything seemed to stand on its way: the space narrowness, the infrastructure, law and money. But since its creators were persistent and devoted to the vision, they've managed to convince and persuade other people: neighbors, authorities, administrators, sponsors and builders. Today the house, or rather an art installation of some 14m2 stands between two buildings by Żelazna St. in Warsaw!
I'd like to express my gratefulness to all, who believed and helped us. Thank you!
Jakub Szczęsny
ps. Not to omit my dear fiancee Marta, who was of great support all this time!

project facts

In the crack between the buildings on 22 Chłodna St. and 74 Żelazna St., Jakub Szczęsny designed an art installation entitled Etgar Keret's House, which shall become the narrowest house in Warsaw, since its interior will come to 133 centimeters in the widest spot.

Ermitage will be a workplace, a hermitage created for an outstanding Isreali writer, Etgar Keret. Besides, it will also fulfill a function of a studio for invited guests – young creators and intellectualists from all over the world. The residential program, conducted in the heart of Wola, is supposed to produce creative work conditions and become a significant platform for world intellectual exchange.

Dom Kereta to instalacja artystyczna. Ma formę "insertu" pomiędzy dwa istniejące budynki, reprezentujące różne epoki w historii Warszawy. Miejsce instalacji to przestrzeń między budynkami przy ul. Żelaznej 74 i Chłodnej 22 w Warszawie. Działka, na której stoi Dom, ma w najszerszym miejscu 152 centymetry, a w najwęższym - 92 centymetry. Dom Kereta będzie platformą artystyczną do pobytów twórczych artystów i intelektualistów z całego świata.

authors

Autor projektu: Jakub Szczęsny
Patron projektu: Etgar Keret
Kuratorzy: Sarmen Beglarian, Sylwia Szymaniak
Producent wykonawczy: Joanna Trytek
Organizator: Fundacja Polskiej Sztuki Nowoczesnej
Projekt zrealizowany dzięki dofinansowaniu ze środków m. st. Warszawy.
Partnerem projektu jest Narodowe Centrum Kultury | Sponsor: LHI | Generalny wykonawca: AWBUD
Projekt wspierają: GIRA, Decoroom, Volunta Parket, Milantex, Instytut Polski w Tel Awiwie , White & Case, Kostrzewa PR, Paulina i Marcin Chylińscy, Gmina Wyznaniowa Żydowska w Warszawie, Chłodna 25, Biuro Wystaw

PHOTO: Bartek Warzecha

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