RESIDENCY: Andrea Zittel’s Wagon Station Encampment

Regular readers know that I’m a zealous supporter of DIY artist residencies, so I was pleased to see that Andrea Zittel’s Wagon Station Encampment is featured on the Art21 website this week as part of their “Exclusive” web series. Zittel, represented by Andrea Rosen in NYC, is known for her Bauhausian conflation of art and life, turning every domestic choice and object, from clothing and furniture to housing and landscape, into material for her practice, which she dubs the Institute of Investigative Living.

In the episode (posted above), Zittel and residents talk about the ongoing project, which comprises a series of sleeping pods and an open-air communal kitchen located next to Joshua Tree National Park on Zittel’s 35-acre property.

�Andrea Zittel, Parallel Planar Panel (black, ochre, off-white), 2014.

On her comprehensive website, Zittel smartly writes
that her own work reflects “contemporary culture�s double-edged
attraction to consumable art objects � our simultaneous desire for
beautiful objects with which we can intimately engage on a day-to-day
level, and, on the other hand, for objects that are charged with the
authority of art history and ideology.” So true.
�Andrea Zittel, Planar Pavilion, 2014.

Related posts:
Artist-in-Residence: Bascom Lodge at the summit of Mount Greylock
Helen Chellin’s DIY artists’ residency program in Hawaii
Studio Update: So long, little shack
Artists-in-Residence at Rouses Point, New York
Pocket Utopia Residency


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