076 Uncomfortable Pavillion
Title: Schindler House - 100 Years in the Making
Type: group exhibition
Location: Schindler House, Los Angeles
Co-curators: Jia Yi Gu, Gary Riichirō Fox, Sarah Hearne
Curatorial team: Allie Smith, Ann Basu, Stratton Coffman,Tristan Espinoza
Photographs: Carson Davis Brown
About the Exhibition (by Curatorial Team)
Ushering in the one-hundred-year anniversary of the landmark Schindler House, the MAK Center for Art and Architecture presents Schindler House: 100 Years in the Making. The four-month exhibition and programming series celebrates the pivotal first century of the landmark modern house in Los Angeles by Austrian-American architect R.M. Schindler.
Uncomfortable Pavillion (contribution by Jakob Sellaoui)
The Schindler House embodies a home that is not defined by its supply of comfort-generating infrastructure, but rather the absence thereof. The buildings rooftop outdoor “sleeping baskets” best represent this criticism for domestic space to be a constantly (mechanically) regulated interior. Informed by its structural and material properties a new “basket” is added in the garden, inviting the possibility to reframe the act of living as an exercise navigating environmental resources and personal desires by accepting the prospect of voluntary discomfort.