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LOS ANGELES, CA – Otis College of Art and Design’s Fine Arts Department presents a public lecture by its 2016-2017 Critic-in-Residence, Andrea Zittel.
In 2000, Zittel established A-Z West in Joshua Tree, where she uses her life to develop and test prototypes for living structures and situations. Her explorations have led her examine furniture, clothing, food, and interiors, among others. Drawing from her own experiences, such as wearing a uniform for months on end, exploring limitations of living space, or living without measured time, she illustrates how we attribute significance to chosen ways of life and how arbitrary those choices can be.
In addition to her work at A-Z West, one of Zittel’s most visible projects in New York was A-Z East, a small row house in Brooklyn turned into a showroom for her prototypes for living. In 2002 Zittel helped co-found High Desert Test Sites, a series of experimental art sites in the High Desert that supports works by both emerging and established artists.
The Fine Arts' Critic-in-Residence fellowship has been in existence for fifteen years. Each year, an outstanding critic is invited to give a public lecture, and contribute to the cultural life of the campus and students. Previous speakers have included Graham Harman, Roberta Smith, Christopher Knight, Hans Ulrich Obrist, among others.
The lecture is free and open to the public. Additional information is available at www.otis.edu.
Andrea Zittel: “How to Live?”
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Forum, Academic Building
Otis College of Art and Design
9045 Lincoln Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045