Contemporary Art in the Americas Arte Contemporáneo en las Américas
Shelter or Playground

Shelter or Playground

Curated by Maud Jacquin, Anna Milone and Sébastien Pluot

MAK Center for Art and Architecture Los Angeles, California, USA 02/09/2019 – 06/02/2019

This exhibition springs from The House of Dust, a seminal yet under-recognized late 1960s work by Fluxus artist Alison Knowles. Originally called The Play House, this intermedia piece serves as an entry point into contemporary investigation of the relationships between architecture, technology, and performance. In a text titled Shelter or Playground, R.M. Schindler described his house as a “playground” that “grows with its

Jasmin Blasco, Furniture is Something Soft Between You and The House (2019). Foam, spandex, nylon straps. Image courtesy of MAK Center Slow Reading Club, Horizon Sucker (2018)  Two-channel video, audio (voice: Tom Engels), satin ribbons, stitching, steel frame. Image courtesy of MAK Center Gerard and Kelly, The family is a system of regeneration I, II,