symmetry @ the mak center
the mak center de-installed isaac julien's show in nov - so its been awhile since they've had an opening. and while I enjoy giving tours of the schindler house when its in its "purest" state - bare walls, no special lighting or darkened windows, no hum of a dvd player projecting in the nursery - it will be nice to see the house functioning as a museum again:
January 26 – May 7, 2006
Wednesday, January 25, 7 to 9 pm at the Schindler House.
Free and open to the public.
Saturday, February 18, 1 pm at the Schindler House.
Curators Kimberli Meyer and Nizan Shaked discuss the Symmetry exhibition.
Curator Walkthrough tickets are $7/$6 for students and seniors.
Children under 12 and Friends of the Schindler House are free.
No advance reservation required.
n the world of space and time, symmetry derives its meaning from a center, a repetition of forms on mirroring sides of an axis. The exhibition Symmetry features works by Los Angeles-based contemporary artists that use or relate to this concept. The artworks in the exhibition underscore and often directly respond to the unique symmetry of the Schindler House. Like the house, the works perform a spin on the idea of balance, the use of symmetry—or its careful undoing—appearing sometimes on the surface, sometimes hidden in the structure, but always at the core of a work’s meaning. Curated by Kimberli Meyer and Nizan Shaked, Symmetry presents work by nine artists: Edgar Arceneaux, Patrick Hill, Brandon Lattu, Sandeep Mukherjee, Amy Sarkisian, Eddo Stern and Jessica Hutchins, Stephanie Taylor and Sam Watters.