Andrea Zittel: Personal Programs


The objects of the American artist Andrea Zittel, who has received considerable attention in the German-speaking countries not least since her participation in documenta X, may be read both as art or utopia, or even as consumer goods. The artist invents living spaces, styling every detail from clothing to architecture. Visitors to these spaces are automatically confronted with questions about their own lifestyle and the needs and wishes associated with it: Could our living conditions be improved? Couldn´t we actually do without a lot of things populating both our professional life and our leisure time? Which criteria do we use for deciding which environment is right for us? How do our private and public lives differ, where is freedom, where is obligation? This book presents and illustrates the holistic creative concept of this artistic "shooting star" (Art) with a number of selected works - from "A-Z Living Units" to her newest works in the "Raugh"-series. Contributions by Jan Avgikos, and Felix Zdenek.


Published by Hatje Cantz