Axel Void presents Home, a body of work exhibited in a house in Miami set for demolition. The display and the subsequent ‘performance’ calls on the memory of community and the value of culture, as the life of the artwork becomes as transient as memory with its disappearance.
The Home project explores the life of Ana and Julio Serrano, a Puerto Rican couple who moved to Miami in 1962 with their two sons Julio and Anibal. They bought a house on 25th street, they would remain in this home until their last days. This house is the last standing on 25th Street in Wynwood, a neighborhood remembered by the Serrano family as a lively vibrant place. The area is now largely developed and gentrified as an arts district.
Home is a series of 13 works on canvas, conceptualised and created with the intention of displaying the works only inside of the Serrano family home. The images celebrate the lives of this ordinary family, embodying the spirit of a generation of people who shared a relationship with the house and community in a different time. Guests will be invited to the house to experience the Serrano family's story and by extension, honour the loss of community the area has experienced. Displaced by other forms of culture as society evolves or crumbles around us
Axel Void has been working on the Home project for the past 2 years. In the last few weeks, the artist was advised that that house was set for imminent demolition. This exhibition is an attempt to realise the artists original intention before the context is lost forever