April 29, 2008
The current exhibition at Schaulager in Basel, Switzerland is dedicated to the work of the American artist Andrea Zittel and the Polish artist Monika Sosnowska (to view Monika Sosnowska’s exhibition click here). Both artists have in common that they respond to their different surroundings in terms of architecture, living space, daily routine, and traditions. This video provides a walkthrough of Andrea Zittel’s exhibition with excerpts from the press conference. The works on display in this comprehensive show span 16 years. “One of my favorite things about this exhibition is that I think it reveils much of the interconnectedness between the various bodies of work and the two-dimensional pieces which aren’t shown as often as my sculptures provide insight into the thinking process behind them.” (Andrea Zittel).
Andrea Zittel was born in Escondido, California, in 1965. In New York in 1991, Andrea Zittel founded her A-Z enterprise, an art project that has provided the framework within which she has conducted her research and designed her works ever since. In 2000, Zittel purchased an abandoned home in the California high desert. She called it A-Z West and made it her new site for experiment. Since then she has been living there and in Los Angeles. Schaulager, Media Day and Vernissage, April 23 and 25, 2008.
PPS: VernissageTV streamed the media conference with the artists and the director / curator of Schaulager Theodora Vischer live! The recorded stream can be viewed at VernissageTV Live! The on-demand version of the press conference can be viewed at the Schaulager website (Click here).
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