Lenka Clayton & Jon Rubin
Respectively born 1977 in Cornwall (United Kingdom) and 1963 in
Philadelphia (USA), live and work in Pittsburgh (USA)
The works of Lenka Clayton and Jon Rubin alter the rules and norms of everyday life, extending the familiar into the realms of the poetic and absurd. Their solo and joint participatory projects, exploring our personal and collective behaviours, give rise to large-scale interventions in public spaces as well as museums and art centres. In 2017, they notably collaborated on a travelling project of ambitious scope entitled… circle through New York, which, along the path of an imaginary circle, brought together and mixed the activities of six New York venues: the Guggenheim Museum, a pet shop, an arts school, an institute for the study of the ancient world, a church, and a Punjabi TV station. For the Biennale, they are devising a participatory work relating to the idea of monument.