Take the Exhibition Home
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Sunday, August 26 at 2pm
in the Gallery
Duane Elverum, assistant professor of design at Emily Carr Institute, explores the junction where art, design and imagination meet in the work of Andrea Zittel.
A-Z Management and Maintenance Unit, Model 003, 1992
steel, wood, carpet, plastic sinks, glass mirror, stovetop, and household objects
Collection of Andrea Rosen, New York
Photo: Courtesy of Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
The first comprehensive North American exhibition to survey her work, Andrea Zittel: Critical Space will present the American artistís particular interdisciplinary way of working as a designer, engineer, consultant and advocate using the corporate identity "A-Z Administrative Services."
For the last decade, Zittel has investigated fundamental aspects of contemporary life in Western societies, notably increased mobility, security, comfort and consumerist packaging. The exhibition focuses on the experimental character of the artistís signature objects, equipment and projects. It highlights models for and locations of alternative living, including her well known customized trailer-home Escape Vehicles, Uniforms and "units" she has developed for specialized living, working and research.