SPINK AND SON
Used jewelry case, gold
THIS IS NOT A PIPE CASE
Used pipe case, silver
“Maria Militsi restores and reanimates pre-loved things; so-called “refuse” is her material. She celebrates the faults in things; a thing cast aside she finds fit for repurpose. She pairs her practical knowledge of tools and precious metals with her innate ability to flesh out characters, new stories, and after-lives.
Carpet City, where Militsi both lives and works, is a vast flooring warehouse in Tottenham, north London. This is a space awash with invention and reverie, a place where unwanted things are cared for.
Carpet City – By Appointment Only – #CarpetCity_byAppointmentonly is a quasi-retrospective: a chance for Militsi to restage, and reflect on her work to date, within the sanctuary of her own space. Works both old and new, highly finished, and ongoing will be interspersed among Militsi’s own belongings, creating a dialogic space that is at once curated and lived in, spectacular and commonplace, purposive and incidental.”
By Kimberley Chandler