Sonia Leimer & Stephanie Taylor with Barbara Hammer
Bend a Bow
Tue, 05.06.2012–Sat, 22.09.2012
Garage Exchange Vienna Los Angeles
The MAK Center for Art and Architecture's programming is guided by the imperative to promote dialogue and question boundaries, be they geographic or disciplinary. Key to this mission is the Artists and Architects-in-Residence program, which embodies these ideas by bringing international, early career practitioners to Los Angeles. In order to expand the cultural exchange at the core of the residency program, the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture and the MAK Center have initiated a new, biannual exhibition series, Garage Exchange Vienna Los Angeles, which invites Austrian and Vienna-based alumni residents to collaborate with L.A. artists and architects of their choosing at the Garage Top at the Mackey Apartments.
The first exhibition, Bend a Bow, was created by former resident Sonia Leimer in collaboration with artist Stephanie Taylor with the goal of investigating the layered dynamics of narrative and its construction. Because they felt her work resonated with theirs, the artists invited acclaimed avant-garde filmmaker Barbara Hammer to include her film Bent Time as part of the installation.
This exhibition series is made possible by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture.
Mackey Garage Top
1137 S. Cochran Ave Los Angeles, CA 90019, USA T +1 323 651 1510
MAK-Schindler Scholarship Program at the Mackey Apartments, Los Angeles
MAK Center Artists and Architects-in-Residence Program
The Federal Ministry for Education, the Arts and Culture of the Republic of Austria in cooperation with the MAK Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art, Vienna, annually awards a total of eight scholarships for residency at the Mackey Apartments, Los Angeles. These scholarships are open to free-lance artists, advanced students of architecture ("2. Studienabschnitt"), and graduates of architecture immediately after completion of their degree.
Published for the exhibition of the same title (3.10.200716.3.2008) MAK Studies 11 German/English 94 pages, ca. 100 illustrations 21 x 26 cm, paperback MAK, Vienna / Schlebrügge.Editor Vienna 2007 out of print
The MAK Asia Collection consists of around 25,000 objects from China, Japan, Korea and Vietnam dating from between the Neolithic period and the present; these represent a wide range of artistic and artisan output from Asia and simultaneously provide insight into the centuries-long reciprocal relationship between Asia and Europe. Like other collections of its kind, the MAK Asia Collection is itself a work of Orientalism: all of the objects collected here were selected by Europeans and thus represent European tastes.