Andrea Zittel, A-Z West, 2004, Photo: Andrea Zittel, Wagon Station in situ at A-Z West.

Andrea Zittel, Photo: Giovanni Jance.

Andrea Zittel, Study for Ideological Resonator #1, 2010, Photo: Andy Keate.

Andrea Zittel, the Lay of her Land and Living Systems

Lay of My Land, 2011, Photo: Christian Saltas.

Installation view at Magasin 3 (Wagon Stations), 2011, Photo: Christian Saltas.

Andrea Zittel, A-Z West, 2010, Photo: Giovanni Jance.

Andrea Zittel, Prototype for Telllus Interdum installed in bedroom at A-Z West, 2011, Photo: Jessica Eckert.

Lay of My Land, 2011, Photo: Christian Saltas.

Andrea Zittel, Road approaching A-Z West, 2011, Photo: Jessica Eckert.

Andrea Zittel, Wall Sprawl #2 (Las Vegas between Enterprise and Henderson), (detail) 2011, Photo: Christian Saltas.

Andrea Zittel, Wall Sprawl #2 (Las Vegas between Enterprise and Henderson), 2011, Photo: Christian Saltas.

Andrea Zittel, A-Z Wagon Station customized by Jennifer Nocon, 2003, Photo: Christian Saltas.

Andrea Zittel, Del ur serien Rules of Raugh, 2005, Photo: Oren Slor, Collection Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, Courtesy Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York.

Andrea Zittel, A-Z Wagon Station customized by Guy Green (installation view), 2011..

Andrea Zittel, A-Z Wagon Station, at A-Z West, 2005, Photo: Andrea Zittel.

Andrea Zittel, A-Z Wagon Station customized by Carolyn Castano, at A-Z West, 2005, Photo: Andrea Zittel

 

Magasin 3
Freihamnen
SE 115 56
+ 46 545 680 40
Stockholm
Andrea Zittel
Lay of My Land

September 9-December 11, 2011

American artist Andrea Zittel was born in California in 1965. She is most closely associated with the remarkable utopian structures she calls living systems, which, in different ways, explore what we humans need for our survival. Andrea Zittel’s projects are deeply rooted in her own everyday life and her work delves into many different fields such as architecture, painting, photography, design, textiles, needlework and cooking. For over two decades her experiments have included dressing in the same home-sewn uniform for months on end, exploring restrictions in living space by living on an artificial island or living without measured time.

At the beginning of the last decade she moved from New York back to California where she founded A-Z West, a space where she has created minimal households in which the everyday activities such as sleeping, eating, cooking and socializing become artistic actions. The fall exhibition at Magasin 3 will focus on ideas related to A–Z West.

“We are very pleased that Andrea Zittel will be producing a completely new and large-scale piece for the exhibition at Magasin 3. The work Lay of My Land is a sculptural installation — a dramatic topographical figuration of the landscape that surrounds her site A-Z West in the Mojave desert” says Richard Julin, curator of the exhibition.

An extensive new monograph on the artist accompanies the exhibition. It includes exclusive new photography taken in spring 2011. The text is based on conversations between Andrea Zittel and curator Richard Julin at the artist’s home and studio, A-Z West. The book is published by Prestel, one of the leading international publishers of art, architecture, photography and design books. The book will be available in September.

Zittel has been included in group exhibitions such as the Venice Biennale and Documenta X. She has had solo exhibitions at institutions such as San Francisco MoMA, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, Louisiana in Denmark and Schaulager in Basel.

Andrea Zittel, Native Experience and the Three Dynamic Orders of it's Expression #1, 2010, Photo: Andy Keate.

Andrea Zittel, Native Experience and the Three Dynamic Orders of it's Expression #2, 2010, Photo: Andy Keate.

Andrea Zittel, Clasp, 2010, Photo: Andy Keate, Courtesy Sadie Coles HQ, London.

Andrea Zittel, Kitchen and dining room with prototype for A-Z Tiles, at A-Z West, 2011, Photo: Jessica Eckert.

Andrea Zittel, A-Z Wagon Station customized by Giovanni Jance, at A-Z Westt, 2011, Photo: Jessica Eckert

Andrea Zittel, Dining room with prototypes for Aggregated Stacks and A-Z Tiles, at A-Z West, 2011, Photo: Jessica Eckert.

Andrea Zittel, Campfire at A-Z Wagon Station customized by Jonas Hauptman, with further customizations by Thomas Stevenson, 2011, Photo: Jessica Eckert.

Andrea Zittel, A-Z Wagon Station customized by Guy Green, at A-Z West, 2011. Photo: Christian Saltas.

Andrea Zittel, Wall Sprawl #2 (Las Vegas between Enterprise and Henderson), (detail) 2011, Photo: Christian Saltas.

Andrea Zittel, A-Z West, 2004, Photo: Andrea Zittel (cropped), Wagon Station in situ at A-Z West.

Andrea Zittel, Material Manifestation: Single Stand Forward Motion, 2010, Photo: Andy Keate.

Andrea Zittel, Material Manifestation: Single Strand Radiation, 2010, Photo: Andy Keate.

Andrea Zittel at A-Z West, 2011, Photo: Richard Julin.