Oxy Arts is pleased to present the Los Angeles Museum of Art (LAMOA)
Occidental College is pleased to announce that Alice Könitz’s award-winning work, Los Angeles Museum of Art (LAMOA), has been installed on the campus. The piece is currently on view with programming scheduled through the 2016-2017 academic year.
August 14th - September 15th: Kim Schoen: Fontane Gurgulear
October 15th - November 6th: Gabrielle Jennings: Start by Discarding
November 12th - March 12th: Andreas Fogarasi: Book Launch
March 12th - March 20th: Janet Kim: The Maidenhair Falls
March 21st - April 2nd: Rachel Mason
April 9th - May 20th: Isabell Spengler: Echo Chamber
May 22nd - June 17th: Neha Choksi: Dismantling
LAMOA is an approximately 13’ x 10’ x 10’ exhibition space curated by Könitz, and a sculpture in its own right. Established in Könitz’s Eagle Rock backyard in 2012, the museum is a venue for exhibitions and performances from members of her artistic community. Artists are invited to create work specifically for the venue and its unique structural form. Through this arrangement the space evolves with each exhibition into a new audience experience.
The work manifests the artist’s interest in the relationship between public and private space. The museum is an open space formerly in the setting of her personal home. With the move to Occidental, it will shift boundaries becoming part of the academic setting and the students’ everyday lives. The artist describes LAMOA as “a platform for an organic institution that lives through participation". The structure depends upon public interaction for its role as a museum.
Occidental is excited about this collaboration and looks forward to working with Könitz throughout the year. “Hosting the recent recipient of the Mohn Award honoring artistic excellence at the Hammer Museum’s Made in L.A. 2014 exhibition is an honor and we are excited about the opportunity for the students to engage with the work," says OxyArts Director, Aandrea Stang. “With the campus installation, LAMOA will create dialogue within the campus community and for a broader Los Angeles audience."
Alice Könitz is a Los Angeles-based artist from Düsseldorf, Germany. She attended the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf before moving to California and receiving her MFA from CalArts. Her work has been included in exhibitions such as the UCLA Hammer Museum’s Made in L.A. 2014 and the 2008 Whitney Biennial. She has been featured in Artforum, Frieze magazine, and the New York Times.