“How to Live?” Artist Andrea Zittel on the Experiment of Living, October 20 at Otis College of Art and Design

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Otis College of Art and Design’s Fine Arts Department presents a public lecture by its 2016-2017 Critic-in-Residence, Andrea Zittel.

Artist Andrea Zittel on "How to Live?"

Artist Andrea Zittel on "How to Live?"

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 http://www.otis.edu.

EVENT DETAILS
Andrea Zittel: “How to Live?”
Thursday, October 20, 2016
7:30pm

Forum, Academic Building
Otis College of Art and Design
9045 Lincoln Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045

ABOUT OTIS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN

Established in 1918, Otis College of Art and Design offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in a wide variety of visual and applied arts, media, and design. Core programs in liberal arts, business practices, and community-driven projects support the College’s mission to prepare diverse students to enrich the world through their creativity, skill, and vision.

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