Stand By. Irene Fernández Arcas

Irene Fernández Arcas: Stand By
June 6 – July 4, Thursday-Saturday 14:00-18:00
Commencement: Saturday, June 6, 16:00-21:00
Activations: June 12, June 20 and June 25

Irene Fernández Arcas is an interdisciplinary artist. In her work, she explores new conceptions of spirituality and the healing powers of art. She creates installations, performative rituals, drawing, painting, photography and text. Her artworks are an experiment and a research into personal domestic rituals, womanhood and the process of art itself. They are an invitation into the present moment and the unfolding Now., Foto: Linus Mullerschön

For the Commencement on June 6, please register a time to visit to ensure that you can enter the space (click here:

Hygienic measures: The space of TIER is 100 m² total, allowing for maximum 5 occupants. Up to 2 guests and 3 staff are allowed inside simultaneously. We provide hand disinfectant at the entrance. Please keep the minimum distance and wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose.

One of the elements that became quite fundamental during the recent period is the need for self-care. Since a long time, with Audre Lorde we have learned that self-care is an act of political warfare. This time of necessary confinement has shown again and in a new dimension the radicality of her words. The domestic space, as a conceptual and architectural framework, can be seen as a container for life. It is a domain that is demarcated by visible and invisible structures, by interfaces that regulate the flows of information and materials. It is also the inner space of the self, the space of rituals, morning routines, celebrations of joy, practices of health and the rhythms of the body. In her exhibition at TIER, Irene Fernández Arcas introduces installative elements into the space that institute a flow of ideas and resources related to the inner space of the home and the mind. Through a series of activations, including a durational plant cutting exchange that everyone is invited to participate in, the exhibition emphasizes different facets of her practice. She proposes this constellation of materials and affects as a laboratory to develop a domestic ritual, an invitation to create a space of one’s own, a holistic space to connect with processes of commoning. In this way, she recovers elements of joy and astonishment from the forgotten rhythms of life, and indeed before the institutionalization of the domestic space and rationalization of the body as a discrete element separable from the complex whole. Self-care as a counter-disciplinary ritual might be one of the ways the artist is researching to restore those rhythms.


Durational – Plant Cutting Exchange
Bring your plant cutting and take one from the installation.

June 12, 19:00 – Be healthy, stay now; stay healthy, be now. (online)
A conversation between Irene Fernández Arcas & Maxence Allain – about self care, health, nowness and simple guidelines on staying confident, amid the pandemic crisis and always.
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June 20 – New Moon Ritual
Spots are limited.
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June 25, 19:00 – Collective Reading (online)
“The erotic, sensuality, mythology and feminism”
With Tarn Rodgers Johns & Irene Fernández Arcas
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