Stephen Prina (*1954) is a key member of a post-conceptualist movement that emerged in the later 1980s and 1990s, with practices rooted in everyday culture that offered critiques of social and institutional systems. Alongside contemporaries such as Felix Gonzalez-Torres and Mike Kelley, Prina developed a varied body of work that entwines allusions to art, film, music and life, which surface and resurface from one project to the next in a vast network of references. Working between Los Angeles and Cambridge, Massachusetts, Prina has influenced generations of contemporary artists through both his art and his teaching at Harvard University.
Schindler House 100 Years in the Making
MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles
Through September 25, 2022
This exhibition emphasizes acts of making, unmaking, and remaking carried out by artists, architects, historians, writers, organizers, and cultural practitioners that have constituted the Schindler House and its mythos over this century. Designed and built by 1922, the house was in its first instantiation a radical proposition for modern collective dwelling in a minimal existence—a campsite enclosed by concrete, glass, and redwood. But the house was also constantly in flux, painted, carpeted, curtained, dismantled, reconstructed, excavated, and reimagined. The house’s experimental promise, first put forth now one hundred years ago, lives on today.Link