Ought Apartment Shows Six Decades in One Building

Ought Apartment Shows Six Decades in One Building

Rachael Grad
May 21, 2009


Artist Reece Terris created a six-story apartment building with each floor representing a decade from the 1950's to 2000. Installed in the Vancouver Art Gallery, each apartment varies to reflect the typical size, floor plan, furniture, and decor of that decade. Reece Terris earns his living as a general contractor for residential renovations. He used discarded items from his day job to construct Ought Apartment. More info and photos below the jump..

Reece Terris saved items from his construction projects including furnishings, functional fridges, stoves, stereo systems, ceiling fans, plumbing, doors, and windows. These and more have been incorporated into Ought Apartment.
The Vancouver Art Gallery's neoclassical rotunda is filled with the modern Ought Apartment. The installation showcases personal, domestic space in an unconventional way. Worth a trip to Vancouver, don't you think?
Ought Apartment opened May 6 and is on view through September 20, 2009. Visit the Vancouver Art Gallery's website by clicking here. You can see process photos by clicking here.

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