Potato House

Artists are the ecologists of homelessness, questioners of houses, dissident dwellers. Their residence among things means that they work with appearing forms - whether they stem from nature, culture or the cosmos of scientific signs and models. The house of the dissident dweller is filled with strange guests - it is a point in the lattice of the world, a magic number, a vantage point affording a view of garish colours.

This potato house grew in Sigmar Polke’s head; now it travels the world. Designed to flat-pack for easy transportation, the potatoes are provided at each port of call. It is not a cage, for no cage ever had one wall missing. This is the house of the ‘dissident dweller’; a temporary shelter from which to view the world, or the circling worlds of Polke’s imagination.