MAK Center for Art and Architecture
West Hollywood, CA
At the Mackey Garage Top; 1137 S Cochran Ave; Los Angeles, CA
For this eleventh iteration of the Garage Exchange Vienna-Los Angeles exhibition series, former MAK Artists-in-Residence Sabine Bitter and Helmut Weber work together with celebrated Los Angeles artist Edgar Arceneaux.
Photographs from artist Sabine Bitter’s archive, reaching back to the mid-1980s, come together in this installation to represent the moments of promise, conflict, and possibility encountered in urban landscapes and felt in the texture of a city such as Los Angeles.
Arceneaux continues his practice of sugaring books, a process where books are immersed in sugar and water for months, and the accumulated crystals transform into sculptures that reflect on notions of knowledge production and the book as object.
The exhibition’s title foregrounds an urban landscape of affective and material involvements, shifts, and movements that can be viewed as public, architectural, sociopolitical, and personal. No doubt that Banham, who came to celebrate the urban infrastructure built around the car, would love the idea of an exhibition in a garage.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.