Ian Kiaer

Endnote, oblique, 2022
Cement, plastic and card

Ian Kiaer makes fragile installations involving groupings of architectural models, untouched or slightly modified found objects, and two-dimensional work to create fragmented narratives. These works are prompted by the ideas of utopian thinkers, architects, and artists from various periods of history whose common concern has been their resistance and critique of dominant ideologies – while providing possible alternatives for thought. Kiaer’s installations often operate as projects or proposals and continue to employ the fragment as a means of questioning notions of totality and permanence. For Phenomenon 4, Ian Kiaer conceived an installation comprising three models, one an inflatable, the other two cast on site nearby- kinds of architectural propositions for living on a slope. The work was installed at the Old School of Anafi.