Home Is What the Art Is
Even by the blenderized standards of today's genre-busting, non-traditional art world, an exhibition promising "movement, music, knitting, books, naps, potlucks, garden-fresh herbal tea infusions, home-baked bread, fresh fruit preserves and yoga" seems off the wall. And it is, literally -- all the art in Fritz Haeg's Sundown Schoolhouse: At Home in L.A. is created and performed on the floor. Or, more precisely, on the rug. Haeg has been popping up at museums and galleries around the world with his "Domestic Integrities" projects, which crowd-source materials to build ritualized domestic interiors in public settings -- including at the Hammer Museum from March 21-24. This crosstown show in Chinatown is an activity and art-making series in the same vein, but with a slightly more of a teach-in vibe. Daily for a fortnight at the indie art emporium Human Resources, all are free to come and go as they please, depending on whether they prefer their relational aesthetics in the form of wholesome snacks, ad-hoc sculpture, or sweaty meditation. But it's not all just fun and games. OK, maybe it is -- but there are big ideas at stake too. By the end, a literal home and figurative family will have been built and occupied in a messy, unpredictable microcosm of how creativity infuses every aspect of life, and belongs to every kind of person. Human Resources, 410 Cottage Home St., Chinatown. Tue., March 26, thru Thur., April 4, 11 a.m.- 8 p.m. Free. 213-290-4752. humanresourcesla.com.
March 26-April 4, 2013
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