Exhibition

Kathi Hofer / Group XLII Apr 2016 - Sep 2016

LOS ANGELES

9/10/16 to 9/11/16

Schindler House 835 N. Kings Rd. West Hollywood, CA 90069

Throughout suburban Los Angeles, Vienna-based artist Kathi Hofer looked at how creative identities are shaped as they merge with specific models of economic sustainability: creative entrepreneurship, micropreneurship, art-as-life designs, and amateurism. She thus used the quasi-tourism of being in-residence to collect artifacts of ‘the creative act,’ as they manifest communally. From historical reenactment groups to historical societies, the objects displayed represented a sampling of visual and performative production that stands on par with and apart from the styles seen in the international contemporary art world. The appropriated pieces—ranging from a prop town façade to reinterpreted posters of neighborhood events—presented a genuine affection for the aesthetics and symbolism resulting from the construction of self- and communal-identity that is so inherent to Southern California.

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