PIN-UP x Soft Schindler
Catalog Launch with Leslie Dick and Ian Markell
MAK Center for Art and Architecture
835 North Kings Road
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Tel: (323) 651-1510
RSVP: [email protected]
Saturday, February 15, 2019
3 – 5pm
The MAK Center for Art and Architecture presents the exhibition catalog launch for Soft Schindler, published in collaboration with PIN-UP magazine. Artist Ian Markell interprets the works on view at the Schindler’s House in black and white photographs, accompanied by essays by writer Leslie Dick and journalist Susan Orlean.
Curator Mimi Zeiger will lead an exhibition walk-thru followed by a conversation between Ian Markell and Leslie Dick, moderated by PIN–UP editor/creative director Felix Burrichter.
Cocktails and refreshments will be served.
Leslie Dick is a writer living in Los Angeles. She has taught in the Art Program at CalArts since 1992, and currently moonlights as a Visiting Critic in Sculpture at Yale. She published two novels and a book of short fiction, and her writing on art has appeared in numerous magazines, journals, and catalogues. With Adriano Pedrosa, she co-edited A List of Students Enrolled in Post Studio Art, with Michael Asher at CalArts, 1976-2008 (Golden Spike Press, 2012).
Ian Markell is an American artist who lives and works in his hometown of Los Angeles. Recontextualizing imagery and various sourced materials in his sculptures and photographs, his work is preoccupied with the lives of images. Markell received his Bachelor of Fine Art from The Cooper Union, New York City, NY (2014). Recent solo and group exhibitions include: Harvest the crust from your eyes, Slash Art, San Francisco (on view until March 8, 2020), Love My Way, Villa Noailles, France (2019), Names From The Box, Kimberly Klark, New York,(2019), Nothing Now Anything Anytime, Bad Reputation, Los Angeles (2018), Annex, M+B, Los Angeles (2018), Entre Nous, Bad Reputation, Los Angeles (2017), No! I am No Singular Instrument, Various Small Fires, Los Angeles (2016), A Sensuous Appearance of the Idea, Bad Reputation, Los Angeles (2016), No Hope No Fear, Taylor Macklin at Istituto Svizzero di Roma, IT. (2016).
Felix Burrichter is a New York-based creative director, curator, editor, and writer. Originally trained as an architect in Paris and New York, in 2006 Felix founded PIN–UP, a self-described “Magazine for Architectural Entertainment,” which publishes a biannual print edition. In addition to PIN–UP, Burrichter curates exhibitions and consults on design, architecture, and book projects for various design and fashion brands.
Unique in its role as an historic site and exhibition space, the MAK Center develops local and international projects exploring the intersection of contemporary art and architecture. Acting as a public platform for current issues, the Center encourages exploration of practical or theoretical aspects in art and architecture by engaging the Center’s places, spaces, and histories. Established in 1994, the Center is housed in the landmark R. M. Schindler House (1921-22) in West Hollywood. In addition, the Center maintains and occupies two other Schindler-designed buildings, the Mackey Apartments (1939) and the Fitzpatrick-Leland House (1936)