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Opening Reception: Wednesday, January 14, 7 - 9 pm

Please join us at the Schindler House on Wednesday, January 14 for the opening reception of Dorit Margreiter's solo exhibition, comprising part three of the exhibition series Locus Remix. Three Contemporary Positions. The exhibition features a triad of film and video installation works. 10104 Angelo View Drive (2004) is a silent, 16 millimeter film transferred to video. At its center is an iconic modernist home by "futuristic" architect John Lautner which has been used in numerous Hollywood films to harbor scenes of "evil." With Zentrum (2006), a 16 millimeter film, Margreiter captures a moment in the reconstruction of Leipzig, Germany as it attempts to rid itself of the traces of its Communist past. Failed Model for an Enclosed System (2006) takes the form of a slide show about the failed Biosphere 2 experiment in Arizona in the early 1990s.

Dorit Margreiter Dorit Margreiter was born in 1967 in Vienna, graduated from the Vienna University of Applied Arts, and in 2001 was a MAK Center Artist in Residence. The artist divides her time between Los Angeles and Vienna. Aside from her art work, she teaches video and video installation at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts. Margreiter's videos, photographs and installations explore the construction of social spaces by popular visual media. Her work received several awards, including the renowned Otto Mauer Prize.

Locus Remix. Three Contemporary Positions This series features Katie Grinnan, Ismail Farouk (November 6, 2008 - January 4, 2009) and Dorit Margreiter (January 15, 2009 - March 8, 2009); three artists who work with place, meaning, and representation. In each case, the artist draws from cultural iconography, the poetics and the politics of space, and the sacred and profane in architecture. In three distinct ways, the act of cultural interpretation is questioned and problematized.

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MAK Center Presents:

Dorit Margreiter
Part Three of Three-part Exhibition Series Locus Remix. Three Contemporary Positions