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Artist creates 'House to Die In'

One of Norway's most important contemporary artists has collaborated with the architects of the 9/11 memorial in New York to create what he describes as a "House to Die In".

Bjarne Melgaard has worked with Norwegian architects Snohetta to create a new house which the artist will eventually live and work in.

Now London's Institute of Contemporary Arts is hosting Melgaard's first solo UK show - including a full-sized replica of part of his planned house.

The show will also include artworks that will eventually go on the walls inside - made by Melgaard with a group of amateur artists, many of whom have been recovering from mental illness.

Bjarne Melgaard: A House to Die In is on show with talks at the ICA from 25 September 2012 - 18 November 2012.

Video journalist: Rachel Curtis.

  • 25 Sep 2012
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