Schindler House: 100 Years in the Making

835 N. Kings Road, Los Angeles CA 90069 Map
Wed–Sun 11 am–6 pm

The MAK Center for Art and Architecture presents Schindler House: 100 Years in the Making, a summer-long exhibition and programming series celebrating the centennial year of Austrian-American architect R.M. Schindler’s landmark modern home in West Hollywood. Designed and built by 1922, the house began as a radical proposition for a modern collective dwelling—a campsite enclosed by concrete, glass, canvas, and redwood.

Originally constructed for Schindler, his wife Pauline, and their friends Clyde and Marian Chace, the Schindler House has existed in a constant state of flux since its initial instantiation, having been painted, carpeted, curtained, dismantled, reconstructed, excavated, and reimagined by its inhabitants and admirers. The exhibition emphasizes acts of making, unmaking, and remaking that have constituted the house and its mythos over the last century.

With a collaborative selection of reproduced historical materials assembled in vitrines by conceptual artist Kathi Hofer, the exhibition guides visitors through a gentle timeline of the Schindler House, from its inception on an unbuilt plot of land to subsequent years of preservation and institutionalization. Alongside archival materials are contemporary contributions by artists and practitioners including: Carmen Argote, Fiona Connor, Julian Hoeber, stephanie mei huang, Andrea Lenardin Madden, Renée Petropoulos, Gala Porras-Kim, Stephen Prina, Jakob Sellaoui and Peter Shire. With an emphasis on process over finality, the exhibition incorporates a rotating vitrine which accommodates the display and interpretation of new materials that emerge during the run of the show. Schindler House: 100 Years in the Making is complemented by a summer-long calendar of performances, lectures, events and parties.