LOCUS REMIX. Three Contemporary Positions.

Part III: Dorit Margreiter
Thu, 15.01.2009–Sun, 08.03.2009

MAK Center L.A., Schindler House

"Locus Remix. Three Contemporary Positions" features three artists who work with place, meaning, and representation. In each case, the artist draws from cultural iconography, the poetics and the politics of space, and the sacred and profane in architecture. In three distinct ways, the act of cultural interpretation is questioned and problematized.

For the final part in the three-part exhibition series Locus Remix. Three Contemporary Positions Dorit Margreiter presents a triad of film and video installation works including "10104 Angelo View Drive" (2004), centered on an iconic modernist home by architect John Lautner; "Zentrum" (2006), which captures a moment in the reconstruction of Leipzig, Germany as it attempts to rid itself of the traces of its Communist past; and "Failed Model for an Enclosed System" (2006) which takes the form of a slide show about the failed Biosphere 2 experiment in Arizona in the early 1990s.

Dorit Margreiter was born in 1967 in Vienna, graduated from the Vienna University of Applied Arts, and in 2001 was a MAK Center Artist in Residence. The artist divides her time between Los Angeles and Vienna. Aside from her art work, she teaches video and video installation at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts. Margreiter's videos, photographs and installations explore the construction of social spaces by popular visual media. Her work received several awards, including the renowned Otto Mauer Prize.

Curator Kimberli Meyer

Part I: Katie Grinnan "Polaris"
September 04 - October 26, 2008

Part II: Ismail Farouk
"Cancelled Without Prejudice"
November 5, 2008 - January 4, 2009

Part III: Dorit Margreiter
January 15 - March 08, 2009

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LOCUS REMIX. Three Contemporary Positions

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MAK/Guide VIENNA 1900

Design/Arts and Crafts 1890–1938
MAK / Guide published on the occasion of the reinstallation of the MAK Permanent Collection VIENNA 1900. Design / Arts and Crafts 1890-1938 (18.9.2013). German/English, 224 pages, 100 color illustrations, 24 x 12,5 cm, paperback, MAK Vienna / Prestel Verlag, 2013

Design Collection

Curator: Thomas Geisler
The MAK Design Collection was established in 2005 and represents a broad spectrum of design output from Austria. The design concept in question encompasses a multifaceted range of aspects, from industrial production and handcrafted manufacture to unique art objects and prototypes, from utility objects and fashion to graphic arts and media design.
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100 Jahre Wiener Werkstätte
Published on the occasion of the exhibition “Yearning for beauty. For the 100th anniversary of the Viennaer Werkstätte” (10.12.2003–7.3.2004)
448 pages, b/w and full colored illustrations
32,5 x 24,5 cm, hardbound
MAK, Vienna / Hatje Cantz Verlag Publishers, Ostfildern-Ruit,-Ruit 2003
out of print