Shelter or Playground: The House of Dust

Shelter or Playground: The House of Dust

CalArts Archive


2019-05-22 11:00:00
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. every Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until June 2
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Performances free; MAK Center admission $10 if no performance

Location Info:

Mak Center for Art and Architecture
835 N. Kings Rd.
West Hollywood, CA  90069
It's an art exhibition, it's an architectural landmark, it's a dance piece, a sound installation, performance art, and a shifting terrain of real and conceptual spaces. It's living art history, as the MAK Center Schindler House's fairly worshipped modernist architect, Rudolf Schindler, was vocal in his desire to see the home activated by the presence of artists, poets, thinkers and avant-garde bon vivants of all stripes. Curated by Maud Jacquin, Anna Milone and Sébastien Pluot in association with FLAX (France Los Angeles Cultural Exchange) and CalArts (who hosted the original House of Dust arts occupation circa 1970), "Shelter or Playground: The House of Dust" not only occupies the house's eccentric indoor-outdoor exhibition spaces but activates the property across a series of Fluxus-inflected spectacles. While the exhibition continues during regular gallery hours, each event date has a fully packed program of performances of new and classic music and movement works by artists from Merce Cunningham to Yoko Ono, Trisha Brown, Eddie Ruscha and Alison Knowles. On March 9, March 23, April 6, April 20, May 4, May 18 and June 1, entrance is free for the events (2 p.m. curator walk, 3 p.m. performance by Milka Djordjevich, Kinetic Augmentations, 2019).
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