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The garage at the Mackey Apartments (R. M. Schindler, 1939) will be opened to celebrate Space International Architect's 2008-2010 remodeling and addition to the Mackey garage. Fractional Systems. Garage Project II

Mackey Garages Mackey Apartments (R.M. Schindler 1939) 1137 South Cochran Avenue Los Angeles 90019 Hours: Wed - Sat, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m. Opening: Thursday, June 24, 7:00 p.m.

The American domestic garage is a relatively neglected phenomenon whose hinged doors regularly conceal important belongings, activities, and rituals that don’t appear in public. Throughout the years, the Mackey Apartments and Garages have been used as a think tank and creative laboratory for artists and architects.

Garage Project II, curated by Peter Noever, Director MAK Vienna, brings together well-known artists and architects from Vienna and Los Angeles—Raymond Pettibon, Franz Graf, Hernán Diáz Alonso, Elke Krystufek, and the next ENTERprise—each of whom will create works specifically for the Mackey Garages. Featuring a brand new second-floor project space dubbed the “Garage Top,” the five newly rebuilt and enhanced garage units will be the setting for this exhibition of site-responsive interventions accompanied by a video program, featuring works by Judy Fiskin, Claudia Kugler, Sonia Leimer, Tina Schulz, Nadim Vardag, specially selected for the occasion by artists John Baldessari of Los Angeles, and Heinrich Dunst and Peter Kogler of Vienna. Manifestos For the Urban Future June 27, 2010

Presentation at the Schindler House 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

To mark the Urban Future Initiative program, the MAK Center will produce a publication of manifestos. The manifesto is a declaration of principles, intentions, and ambitions. In the context of urbanism, a manifesto is a statement by individuals about the meaning of their practice and what defines it Architects, urban planners, activists, and myriad other practitioners have begun to feel an urgent need to respond to the current and impending challenges of the urban environment. The MAK Center has invited a number of respected thinkers to contribute a manifesto.

Among those who have accepted are: Dana Cuff, Gregor Eichinger, Nnamdi Elleh, Jane Harrison, Zvi Hecker, Jeffrey Inaba, Gustaff Iskander, Doung Jahangeer Anwar, Norman Klein, Herbert Lachmayer, Qingyun Ma, Marcos Novak, Joe Osae-Addo, Carl Pruscha, Christian Reder, Karl-Henrik Robèrt, Michael Rotondi, Saskia Sassen, AbdouMaliq Simone, Edward Soja, Michael Sorkin, James Turrell, Anthony Vidler, and Eyal Weizman. Graphic design by Axel Prichard-Schmitzberger. MAK Architecture Tour October 10, 2010

Please join us for the MAK Center's annual architecture tour of Modernist homes and buildings. The 2010 tour commemorates the 100th birthday of architectural photographer Julius Shulman and features homes from his images.

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Mackey Apartments Garage Renovation Opening
Ort: Mackey Garages, Los Angeles
Kurator: Peter Noever

Künstler: Raymond Pettibon, Franz Graf, Hernan Diaz Alonso, Elke Krystufek, the next ENTERprise