Kirsty Bell explores The Hayes Court Sitting Room (1979-2023), the new installation created by Marc Camille Chaimowicz for his exhibition at WIELS. Looking at questions of domesticity, fictional interiors and the shift of the home from workplace to artwork, she draws upon her previous texts on Chaimowicz including the chapter dedicated to him in her 2013 book, The Artist’s House.
Kirsty Bell is a British-American writer and art critic living in Berlin. She has published widely in magazines and journals including The World of Interiors, Tate Etc. and Art in America, and was a contributing editor of frieze from 2011-2021. Her essays have appeared in over seventy exhibition catalogues for major international museums and institutions such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, and The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Her most recent publication is The Undercurrents. A Story of Berlin (Fitzcarraldo Editions, 2022).