Wednesday, November 16 at 6:30 pm
Falvey Hall: Brown Center
1301 W Mt Royal Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217, USA
As part of her week-long residency at MICA, internationally-known artist Andrea Zittel will give a public lecture.
Andrea Zittel (born in Escondido, California 1965) is an American sculptor, installation artist, and Social Practice artist. Zittel’s art is a direct response to her environment and daily routines — transforming everything necessary for life, such as eating, sleeping, bathing, and socializing into artful experiments in living. Blurring distinctions between life and art, Zittel’s projects extend to her own home and wardrobe. Wearing a single outfit every day for an entire season, and constantly remodeling her home to suit changing demands and interests, Zittel continually reinvents her relationship to her domestic and social environment. Seeking to attain a sense of freedom through structure, Zittel is more interested in revealing the human need for order than in prescribing a single unifying design principle or style. Altering and examining aspects of life that are for the most part taken for granted, Zittel makes hand-crafted solutions that respond to the day-to-day rhythms of the body, and the creative need of people to match their surroundings to the changing appearance of life.
Andrea Zittel lives and works in Joshua Tree, CA. Recently, Zittel has had significant museum surveys at Magasin 3, Stockholm in 2012 and Schaulager, Basel in 2009, which followed an extensive touring exhibition “Critical Space,” 2006 -2007 which traveled to the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston; New Museum, New York; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and Vancouver Art Gallery. Her work can be found in notable private foundations and public institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Moderna Museet, Stockhom; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Tate Modern, London; among many others.