Revisiting the Eccentric Neon House of Alex Da Corte

The front of a neon house with fake windows and flowers in the window boxes, looking in on a large screen
Installation view of Alex Da Corte, Rubber Pencil Devil, 2018, Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art. Photo: Bryan Conley

Happy Throwback Thursday! We’re celebrating with a look back at one of the most Instagrammed artworks from the 2018 Carnegie International. This neon house by Alex Da Corte functioned as a sort of TV room; visitors could sit on the chairs within the house and watch a looped stream of 57 short videos starring Da Corte as various pop culture characters, from Mr. Rogers to Bugs Bunny.

Cultured Magazine described the work as underscoring “the many ways one can embrace the unconventional or out-of-step to express the messy and true aspects of each of our existences.”

The front of a neon house with fake windows and flowers in the window boxes, looking in on a large screen
Installation view of Alex Da Corte, Rubber Pencil Devil, 2018, Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art. Photo: Bryan Conley
The front of a neon house with fake windows and flowers in the window boxes, looking in on a large screen
Installation view of Alex Da Corte, Rubber Pencil Devil, 2018, Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art. Photo: Bryan Conley