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Cierre la puerta antes de entrar

Cierre la puerta antes de entrar

(Close the Door before Coming in)

The project “Cierre la puerta antes de entrar” (Close the Door before Coming in) is the second edition of Anteproyecto, a site-specific or in-situ project within CAMPOS’s space that is created in a collaboration between (an) artist(s) and (an) architect(s). This second edition is a collaboration between Nicolas Consuegra and WORKNOT! (Arvand Pourabbasi and Golnar Abbasi).

It deals with the issue of property and ownership, from its representations, to its very historical emergence. It consists of three installations: an elevated fence that marks a building that CAMPO could have been, but is not (replica of the typical residential lawn fences in bogota that mark private properties), an domestic entrance carpet stating “standing here is prohibited, gracias”, and a series of archival boxes containign documents, illustrations, drawings, etc concerning history of the notion of ownership.

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Filed under: Architecture, Collaborative Project, One-to-one scale Project, WORKNOT!

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Arvand Pourabbasi is an artist, architect, educator, and maker. He is a co-founder of WORKNOT! Arvand is a co-editor and facilitator in Sarmad, a platform dedicated to politics of image. He is also a co-founder and co-curator of Neverland Cinema, a weekly neighbourhood screening program focused on situated cinematography. His work has been presented in Venice Biennale of Architecture, Sharjah Architecture Triennial, Tehran Architecture Biennale, Showroom MAMA, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Architecture Banal, among more. Arvand holds a Masters degree in Interior Architecture (INSIDE) from Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunst in Den Haag; and he has been a recipient of Talent Development grant from Stimuleringsfonds (2019-2020). Arvand is currently teaching at Willem de Kooning Academie, Rotterdam, and formerly tutored at Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunst, Den Haag.

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