The pop-up store at Sprüth Magers Window features a selection of works generated from A-Z West, Andrea Zittel’s compound that serves as her home and testing grounds for living prototypes, and by High Desert Test Sites (HDTS), an arts nonprofit that promotes experimental exchanges in the high desert.
A-Z West is an artwork located on nearly 80 acres in the California high desert next to Joshua Tree National Park. Since its inception in 2000, A-Z West has functioned as Andrea Zittel’s evolving testing grounds for living—a place in which spaces, objects and acts of living all intertwine into a single ongoing investigation of social norms, values and the concept of fulfillment. Works and projects at A-Z West include Zittel’s home, studio and weaving studio, the Wagon Station Encampment, Regenerating Field, Planar Pavilions and a 10-acre parcel for High Desert Test Sites projects.
Produced in Andrea Zittel’s studio in Joshua Tree, California, A-Z West Works are functional objects that support A-Z West: a locus for experimental art and prototypes for living.
“I think that the ambiguity of how things are meant to be used is deliberate” –Andrea Zittel