The Artist’s House: From Workplace to Artwork by Kirsty Bell book launch and discussion

May 25, 2014
  • Kirsty Bell and Sharon Johnston in conversation

    from the book launch for The Artist’s House by Kirsty Bell
    May 25, 2014
    at Ooga Twooga / 356 S. Mission Road

  • Please join 356 S Mission Rd. and Ooga Booga II to celebrate the release of
    The Artist’s House: From Workplace to Artwork by Kirsty Bell

    Sunday, May 25th

    4pm: Berlin-based author Kirsty Bell will be in conversation with Los Angeles-based architects Johnston Marklee

    About The Artist’s House:

    The artist’s house is a prism through which to view not only the artistic practice of its inhabitant, but also to apprehend broader developments in sculpture and contemporary art in relation to domestic architecture and interior space. Based on a series of interviews and site visits with living artists about the role of their home in relation to their work, Kirsty Bell looks at the house as receptacle, vehicle, model, theater, or dream space. In-depth analyses of these contemporary examples—including Jorge Pardo, Mirosław Bałka, Danh Vo, Gregor Schneider, Frances Stark, Marc Camille Chaimowicz, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Paweł Althamer, Mark Leckey, Monika Sosnowska, Gabriel Orozco, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and Andrea Zittel—are contextualized by key artists of the twentieth century such as Kurt Schwitters, Alice Neel, Edward Krasiński, Carlo Mollino, and Louise Bourgeois. A two-way flow from the domestic arena to the exhibition space becomes apparent, in which the everyday has a significant role to play in the merging of such developments as installation art, relational aesthetics, expanded collage, and performance art.

    This event is free and open to the public. The Artist’s House is in limited distribution, so arrive early to purchase your copy!

    Tags: Johnston Marklee, Kirsty Bell