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Rachel Khedoori

Hauser & Wirth | Zurich

Six years after a comprehensive solo exhibition at Kunsthalle Basel, Rachel Khedoori returned to Switzerland for her second solo show at Hauser & Wirth Zurich. Interiors—spaces inhabited both physically and mentally—still form her main subject matter, but for this show she abstained from the walk-in film installations she’s become known for and focused on sculptures: small-scale models of rooms, mostly with the same floor plan though otherwise unalike, and sculptures of furniture, such as beds and armoires. These miniature versions of familiar domestic décor seem to be haunted by memories and dreams. One recalls the passage in Freud’s Interpretation of Dreams (1900) in which he says that in dreams the human body is often represented by a house, the parts of which symbolize individual organs. One room, painted black and viewed from above (untitled; all works 2007), is equipped

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