Robert Gfader / Group XVII, Oct 03 - Mar 04
"3 FIREPLACES AND 2 BATHTUBS" AND "IT’S TIME TO STAY HOME AND GET SOME AUDIENCE"
3/12/04 to 3/17/04
MAK Center for Art and Architecture L.A at the Schindler House, 835 North Kings Road, West Hollywood, CA and MAK Center at the Mackey Apartments, 1137 - 1141 South Cochran Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
Beginning with 3 Fireplaces and 2 Bathtubs, an exhibition at the Schindler House, and ending with It’s Time to Stay Home and Get Some Audience, an exhibition at the Mackey apartment building, the residents presented works that teased out the implicit contradictions of viewing art in domestic spaces (private collections) and public spaces (museum and gallery exhibitions).
Robert Gfader scanned a transparency of a Persian carpet owned by the MAK in Vienna and had it printed onto a blank carpet at 130% of its original size. He also created another carpet made from discarded street banners and an installation using an umbrella-style clothesline. In a separate project in collaboration with Catrin Bolt, Gfader received free ad space in a local paper and advertised a variety of fake products. The phone number led to an answering machine that was part of the exhibition.