Couplings

07.02.13

A How-To Guide for Newlyweds

The Daily Pic: Jonathas de Andrade demonstrates the path from single to double bed.

In a group show called "Better Homes", at the Sculpture Center in New York, the Brazilian artist Jonathas de Andrade provides instructional photos for rejigging two single beds as one double one. His 2010 piece, called  "2 em 1" ("Two in One") seems like a good distillation of many of the exhibition's larger themes: Domesticity and its material goods; coupling and the social structures that surround it; the very different access that developed and developing nations have to the disposable trappings of modern middle-class life.

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