1 – 5 December 2020, Tue - Sat, 3 - 7pm


Nada Miami

Jonathan Wateridge - This Side Of Paradise - TJ Boulting
Livestreaming daily 3 - 7 pm GMT on the SOFA/PAINTING website

Artist talk on Thursday 3 December 6 - 6.30pm GMT

TJ Boulting is delighted to participate in Nada Miami art fair with SOFA/PAINTING, a virtual presentation with artist Juno Calypso in collaboration with Norma Mangione Gallery, Turin and Keijsers Koning Gallery, New York. The three galleries have come together to create a virtual booth: instead of three walls there are three live-feeds where each gallery has invited their artist to think about a sofa and a corresponding artwork to hang above it.

In 1983 Gracie Mansion Gallery in New York curated the exhibition SOFA/PAINTING, an irreverent commentary on "original painting galleries" that sold art that was bought for no other merit than it matched a collector's sofa. Six artists, among them David Wojnarowicz and Claudia DeMonte, were invited to create both a sofa and a painting to hang on the wall behind it.

Revisiting the original idea for SOFA/PAINTING in our present pandemic time, the sofa and the art in our homes has taken on a different cultural significance. Spending more time at home than we ever have before, the sofa has become both a lifeline and a symbol of both forced permanence and urgent encounters.

Inspired by the original 1983 show, Juno Calypso has transformed the gallery into an 80s chat show set, summoning the ghost of chat shows past. Above the sofa will hang a work from her acclaimed series 'What To Do With A Million Years', set in an eerie underground house in Vegas.

During designated 'fair hours' the gallery dealers will be livestreamed sitting at their 'booths' where the sofa and artwork will be displayed. Each gallery will also present one event interacting with their corresponding artists: Jeff Grant (Keijsers Koning), Francesco Pedraglio (Norma Mangione gallery), Juno Calypso (TJ Boulting).


Thursday 3 December 6 – 6:30pm GMT
Livestreamed ARTIST Event: JUNO CALYPSO
CLICK HERE TO Join via website

Juno Calypso will join gallery director Hannah Watson live on the pink sofa to reveal all about her time in the underground house, chat immortality, and the quest for eternal life and pink furnishings.
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