Friday, February 24, 2006

schindler's mackey open next week

the mackey apartments, designed by schindler and owned by the mak center, will be open to the public next weekend for the final exhibition of the current artists-in-residence program. the mackey is typically open only by appointment (and the penthouse is available for rent for short-term stays, I believe) and is rarely open and free to the public, so I highly recommend stopping by, if you've never been.

info on the event:
MAK Center Artists and Architects in Residence & Guests
Final Projects Exhibition, Group XXI
Reception, Friday, March 10, 2006, 7 to 10 pm
Exhibition Hours, Saturday & Sunday, March 11 - 12, noon to 6 pm

at the Mackey Apartments
1137 South Cochran Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90019

Twice yearly, the MAK Center for Art and Architecture hosts visiting Artists and Architects in Residence who spend six months living and working in the R.M. Schindler-designed Mackey Apartments in the mid-Wilshire district. The current residents, Elena Kovylina (Russia), Grupposenza composed of Robert Huebser (Germany), David Emmer (Germany) and Benjamin Haupt (Germany), David Moises (Austria), and Sonia Leimer (Italy), — present the results of their work in LA at the Mackey Apartments. The 21st group of residents projects address the Hollywood dream, Los Angeles real estate, custom car culture and the contemporary architecture of sin (more information below.) The residents will open up their living rooms as exhibition spaces to display the results of their residencies including photographs, drawings, site documentation, sculptures, and video.

In appreciation for the hospitality they have felt from art and architecture professionals, the residents will present works by Los Angeles colleagues in the Mackey Penthouse, a guest apartment. Exhibition artists will include Jonathan Ballak, Mika Cho, Zoe Crosher, Skylar Haskard, Nicholas Kersulis, Mayumi Oumi, Arthur Ozujiro, Nicola Stäglich, Melissa Tolar, Sergio Torres and Richard Wearn. Rob Faucette will perform the Heartsink Sound of Amy Radio, which will be broadcasted with an FM-sender throughout the apartments.

This event is free and open to the public.

The Mackey Apartments are located at 1137 South Cochran Avenue in the mid-Wilshire section of Los Angeles, 6 blocks west of La Brea between Olympic and San Vicente on the west side of Cochran Avenue.


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