Built In at the Neutra VDL House
Exhibition catalog for "Built In," a group exhibition of site-specific works from 32 Los Angeles-area creative practices, responding to the built-in architectural and historic elements of the Neutra VDL House, the Los Angeles home of Austrian-American architect Richard Neutra.
"Built In" celebrates the possibilities inherent to residential programming by inviting exhibition participants to dialogue with various structures intrinsic to the residence.
Built-ins are the unmoving opposites of freestanding furniture. Designed as permanent elements of the interior architecture of a home, they whisper of both universal and personalized programmatic intention long after their moveable siblings have been swapped-out, updated, or relegated to storage. Invitations to respond to these sites and phenomena that elegantly punctuate the VDL House have prompted a collection of alternately present and receding works, variously arranged among, sensitive towards, fitted atop, responsive to, informed by, encased in, suspended from, and rested upon these built-ins.
The works shared in the catalog celebrate the built-in as a generative platform for creative response in ways that are materially and spatially-aware, sensorially-engaged, functional, and poetic.
Participating artists, designers, architects, and practitioners include A History of Frogs, Brody Albert, BC, Charlap Hyman & Herrero, Misa Chhan, Jeremiah Chiu, Fiona Connor, Emily Endo, Escher GuneWardena, Andrew Thomas Huang, Nancy Kwon, L.A. Door, Lakes, Jason Lipeles & Janet Solval, New Documents, Kyoko Oshiro, PapiBoyBabyBoy, Mina Park & Kwang Uh, Emma T. Price, Alex Reed, Rest Objects, Candice & Darren Romanelli, Nancy Stella Soto, Stock-A-Studio, Arden Surdam, Terremoto, Three Sheep & Bob Dornberger, and TOLO Architecture.
Includes essays by Noam Saragosti, Barbara Lamprecht, and Erik Benjamins
Published by Marta
Softcover, 96 pages, offset-printed, full color, 12 × 10 inches