Bernhard Wolf / Group XXVIII, Apr 09- Sept 09
9/4/09 to 9/6/09
MAK Center for Art and Architecture L.A. at the Schindler House, 835 North Kings Road, West Hollywood,
Austrian architect Bernhard Wolf was interested in doing research on public spaces and how people in L.A. use their city. He was struck by the extremes of luxury and poverty he witnessed, and decided to focus on one of the 70,000 homeless who live on the city streets. For four months, he followed 66 year-old Maggie, who lived at a bus shelter on Fairfax Avenue and had been homeless for seven years. By observing and documenting Maggie’s daily habits, Wolf developed ideas to improve her situation and advocated for her aid to official agencies and charities. The exhibition included a series of black and white photographs documenting Maggie’s story, and the concept for a mobile shelter Wolf designed.