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Responses to Modernism

Responses to Modernism

British artist Edmund de Waal, known for crafting minimal ceramic forms, makes his first architectural intervention in the US. Taking place at the culturally historic Schindler House, Los Angeles, the exhibition comprises works which respond directly to the building’s materials and modernist spaces.

As the artist notes: “The Schindler House is an idea about beginnings. It stands as an attempt to create a place for both cooperative living and cooperative practice, to reset the conditions in which a modern family could live and experiment. The last decades of travelling to Vienna have made me think of what it might mean to be an émigré and build a house, to question what you bring with you when you start again so definitively.”

The show opens 15 September. Find out more here. 

Credits:
1. MAK Center Schindler House in 2014, view from the rear yard. Photo by Joshua White, via MAK Center
2. Schindler House, Los Angeles.