How Many Billboards? is a public exhibition mounted on Los Angeles billboards that highlights the legacies of Californias conceptually oriented art. The show explores the living history of the trajectory of Californias conceptual art practices, and the remarkable range and diversity of artists it continues to influence. Twenty-one billboards will be commissioned to artists who are critically engaged in their practice and able to contribute a new work that responds to the specificity of the billboard as media.
Participating artists Kenneth Anger, Michael Asher, Jennifer Bornstein, Eileen Cowin, Christina Fernandez, Ken Gonzales Day, Renee Greene, Kira Lynn Harris, John Knight, David Lamelas, Brandon Lattu, Daniel Martinez, Kori Newkirk, Yvonne Rainer, Martha Rosler with Josh Neufeld, Allan Ruppersberg, Allan Sekula, Susan Silton, Kerry Tribe, Jim Welling, and Lauren Woods.
Published for the exhibition of the same title, MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles, at the Schindler House (28.2.-30.5.2010). English 167 pages 31 x 24 cm, hardcover Verlag für moderne Kunst Nürnberg, 2010
The Wiener Werkstätte (WW, 19031932) left a lasting mark on the history of product development and even today its output continues to be a significant influence for architects and designers. Apart from numerous objects from WW-production, since 1955 the MAK holds its archive that provides illustration of the production process of the products made in the Werkstätte, and also clarifies their identification and specifications.
The joint arrangement of precious glasses with valuable needle and bobbin lace in the MAK Renaissance Baroque Rococo Collection on permanent display not only complies with aspects of art history, but also places these delicate materials in a visual-sensuous dialogue with each other that enhances and accentuates their aesthetic effect with striking clarity.