This will be the seventh exhibition in the MAK Center's Garage Exchange Vienna - Los Angeles series, featuring new works by
filmmaker James Benning and former MAK Center artists-in-residence Nicole Six and Paul Petritsch in an exhibition that considers different approaches to the construction of historical narrative.
James Benning directs his concentrated attention toward objects which are hidden from the regular visitors of a Viennese museum
in his most recent film natural history. Six and Petritsch focus on the traces of human activity left behind on the moon
as a signifier of obsessions that inform their work. About the Artists James Benning is an independent filmmaker from Milwaukee. He currently resides in Val Verde, teaching film/video at California
Institute of the Arts. In the past twenty-five years, Benning has completed fourteen feature length films that have shown
in many different venues across the world.
About Garage Exchange In order to expand the cultural exchange at the core of the Artists and Architects-in-Residence program, The Austrian Federal
Chancellery and the MAK Center invite Austrian and Vienna-based alumni residents to collaborate with L.A. artists and architects
of their choosing at the Garage Top at the Mackey Apartments. Exhibitions at the Mackey Garage Top:
Marko Lulic & Sam Durant 12.11.2015–5.3.2016 James Benning, and Nicole Six & Paul Petritsch. Fictitious Tales about the History of Earth 1.5.–29.8.2015 Andreas Fogarasi & Oscar Tuazón. Black Earth 7.11.2014–28.2.2015 Gerhard Treml & David Lamelas & Kaucyila Brooke. The Eden's Edge Project 18.4.2014–16.8.2014 Constanze Ruhm & Christine Lang and First Office 8.11.2013–1.3.2014 Bernhard Sommer & Neil M. Denari. Smooth Matter 19.04.2013–10.08.2013 Hans Schabus & The Center for Land Use Interpretation. Double Crossings 16.11.2012–2.3.2013 Sonia Leimer & Stephanie Taylor with Barbara Hammer. Bend a Bow 5.6.–22.9.2012
This exhibition series is made possible by the Austrian Federal Chancellery.
The MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles, founded in 1994, is a contemporary, experimental, multi-disciplinary
center for art and architecture and is based today in three of the most important houses by the Austrian-American architect
Rudolph M. Schindler. The core of the programming includes the internationally sought-after MAK Artists and Architects-in-Residence Program, an annual residency program for emerging international artists and architects.