Stephan Prina, Haberdashery (2002)
Stephan Prina, Haberdashery (2002)
Stephan Prina, Haberdashery (2002)
Stephan Prina
Haberdashery, 2002

My L.A.

March 31 – June 16, 2012
Strausberger Platz, Berlin

Eleanor Antin, Edgar Arceneaux, Morgan Fisher, Brian Kennon, Rodney McMillian, Ruben Ochoa, Stephen Prina, Joel Tauber, Christopher Williams

Opening: March 29, 2012, 7 – 9 pm

This exhibition is a “personal” supplement to Pacific Standard Time, an exhibition about art in Los Angeles from 1950–80 that is presented in Martin Gropius Bau.
The artistic rigor of the conceptual artists in Los Angeles in general, as well as our personal friendships with artists that work in Los Angeles, have influenced the development of our collection in recent years.
One starting point for the presented works is Eleanor Antin’s work, 100 Boots. During the late 1960’s, the artist began sending out postcards, each of which depicted 100 rubber boots. Originally arranged in geometric forms, their formation shifted to reflect the escalation of the American conflict with Vietnam at the time. While this work is politically charged, Morgan Fisher’s work is purely formal and structuralist in nature (The Wilkinson household fire alarm). Here, too, lies a foundation for the work created by younger artists in la today.
A further focus of the exhibition is set by the works of Christopher Williams and Stephen Prina. Only those works are being shown that have not yet been presented in solo exhibitions (A, B, C, D, and untitled (Study in yellow, Berlin) by Christopher Williams, Exquisite corpse: The complete paintings of Manet 222 of 556: “Dames aux éventails”, Haberdashery, and Haubrok I (Push painting) by Stephen Prina).
Edgar Arceneaux, Rodney McMillian, Ruben Ochoa, and Joel Tauber comprise the third group of artists in the exhibition. These younger artists make strong reference in their art to their environment as well as to personal relationships. They work politically, expressing their convictions. This is also the case with Brian Kennon, who for years through his own publishing house has produced artist books in which he contributes his personal commentary on the artworks.

Axel Haubrok

Stephan Prina, haubrok 1 (push painting) (2008); Stephan Prina, Exquisite corpse: The complete paintings of Manet 222 of 556: “Dames aux éventails” (woman with fans) 1874 jeu de paume, Louvre, Paris (2012)
Stephan Prina, haubrok 1 (push painting) (2008); Stephan Prina, Exquisite corpse: The complete paintings of Manet 222 of 556: “Dames aux éventails” (woman with fans) 1874 jeu de paume, Louvre, Paris (2012)
Stephan Prina, haubrok 1 (push painting) (2008); Stephan Prina, Exquisite corpse: The complete paintings of Manet 222 of 556: “Dames aux éventails” (woman with fans) 1874 jeu de paume, Louvre, Paris (2012)
Stephan Prina
haubrok 1 (push painting)
2008

Stephan Prina
Exquisite corpse:
The complete paintings of Manet 222 of 556: “Dames aux éventails” (woman with fans) 1874 jeu de paume, Louvre, Paris
2012
Christopher Williams, Untitled (Study in yellow, Berlin) June 21st 2007 (No. 1) (2008); Christopher Williams, A, B, C, D (2007)
Christopher Williams, Untitled (Study in yellow, Berlin) June 21st 2007 (No. 1) (2008); Christopher Williams, A, B, C, D (2007)
Christopher Williams, Untitled (Study in yellow, Berlin) June 21st 2007 (No. 1) (2008); Christopher Williams, A, B, C, D (2007)
Christopher Williams
Untitled (Study in yellow, Berlin) June 21st 2007 (No. 1)
2008

Christopher Williams
A, B, C, D, 2007
Eleanor Antin, 100 Boots (1971–1973)
Eleanor Antin, 100 Boots (1971–1973)
Eleanor Antin, 100 Boots (1971–1973)
Eleanor Antin
100 Boots, 1971 - 1973
Joel Tauber, My lonley tree (2006)
Joel Tauber, My lonley tree (2006)
Joel Tauber, My lonley tree (2006)
Joel Tauber
My lonley tree, 2006
Ruben Ochoa, Lean Back (2007)
Ruben Ochoa, Lean Back (2007)
Ruben Ochoa, Lean Back (2007)
Ruben Ochoa
Lean Back, 2007
Morgan Fisher, The Wilkinson Household Fire Alarm (1973)
Morgan Fisher, The Wilkinson Household Fire Alarm (1973)
Morgan Fisher, The Wilkinson Household Fire Alarm (1973)
Morgan Fisher
The Wilkinson Household Fire Alarm
1973

List of works

Eleanor Antin
100 Boots, 1971–73

Edgar Arceneaux
An arrangement without tormentors, 2003–04

Morgan Fisher
The Wilkinson household fire alarm, 1973

Brian Kennon
Alice Cooper / Suzi Simpson, 2011

Brian Kennon
Forest, 2010

Brian Kennon
Matthew Grover: Trisha Donnelly mixtape, 2010

Brian Kennon
David Horvitz: Rarely seen Bas Jan Ader film, 2009

Brian Kennon
untitled (#1), 2006

Brian Kennon
Good boy, 2005

Brian Kennon
Hello Victims: Ad Reinhardt, 2005

Brian Kennon
The Cindy Shermans I’d like to fuck, 2003/05

Brian Kennon
Black and white reproductions of the abstract expressionists, 2002

Rodney McMillian
untitled (Landscape I), 2004

Rodney McMillian
Bald eagle, 2002

Ruben Ochoa
Exposed in the 90293, 2007

Ruben Ochoa
Lean back, 2007

Ruben Ochoa
Zoned out in the 90045, 2007

Stephen Prina
Exquisite corpse: The complete paintings of Manet 222 of 556: “Dames aux éventails” (woman with fans) 1874 jeu de paume, Louvre, Paris, 2012

Stephen Prina
Haubrok I (Push painting), 2008

Stephen Prina
Haberdashery, 2002

Joel Tauber
Sick-amour, 2010

Joel Tauber
Feb. 16, 2007: The tree babies have arrived!!!, 2007

Joel Tauber
My lonely tree, 2006

Christopher Williams
B, 2010

Christopher Williams
C, 2010

Christopher Williams
D, 2010

Christopher Williams
A, 2008

Christopher Williams
untitled (Study in yellow, Berlin)
Dirk Schaper Studio, Berlin, June 21st, 2007 (No. 1), 2008