FRESH FACES IN ART: EIGHT LA ARTISTS YOU SHOULD KNOW
ALICE KÖNITZ Necessities for mobile institutions with modular functions shape representational space, its contents and environs. As a sculptor, Alice Könitz devises oblique architectural plans in which a communal exhibiting space can exist, devoid of known institutional systems. The macro/micro shift is an economized function realized as a modernist parallax. Könitz’ objects have the language of modernist furniture but they are invented from artificial materials that only live in a model world, meant for imitation and viewed, not for use. Könitz most recent invention, LAMOA (Los Angeles Museum Of Art), a 13-foot-long wooden structure, primarily functions as an exhibition space for her artist community. Run by only one staff member in a private setting, driven by noncommercial interests, the idea of this smaller and personal institution is shaped by the community it supports. (KG). http://alicekonitz.com
(ABOVE) MADE IN LA 2014, INSTALLATION. (RIGHT) UNTITLED (ROTATING PERFUME DISPLAY WITH LAVENDER COFFEE LICORICE ROOT, MADE IN LA 2014.
Fabrik’s twenty-eighth issue greets Spring with photographer Lena Herzog’s splendid black and white studies of Dutch artist Theo Jansen’s St...