March 25, 2020

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Helena Merker

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Andrea Zittel’s Sculptural Depictions of Objects

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Andrea Zittel’s work encompasses installation, commerce, performance, and architecture. Her designs blend the borders between art and everyday life as her fictional corporation, A-Z Administrative Services, produces examples of vehicles, furniture, clothing, and homes for consumers. In the 1990s, Zittel first started to create art as a response to her …

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Andrea Zittel’s work encompasses installation, commerce, performance, and architecture. Her designs blend the borders between art and everyday life as her fictional corporation, A-Z Administrative Services, produces examples of vehicles, furniture, clothing, and homes for consumers. In the 1990s, Zittel first started to create art as a response to her surrounding and daily routines. Living Unit, her first experimental structure, was created with the intent of reducing her possessions to only the items truly needed to live within her small apartment in Brooklyn.

In 2000, Zittel opened A-Z West in California and her works are included in collections such as the Tate Modern in London, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. Throughout her three decades in art, Zittel has created artwork on paper, habitable spaces, uniforms, and objects that serve as both fully functional furniture and abstract sculptural works.

Overall, Zittel’s art is centered around the actions and details of how life is lived. In A-Z West, Zittel’s work is largely experiential and addresses both life and living. On the other hand, her works for gallery exhibitions tend to make a statement that is either conceptual or philosophical. Zittel’s education includes a BFA from San Diego State University and a MFA from Rhode Island School of Design.

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Study for Planar Configurations 2016

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Study for Parallel Planar Configuration 2017

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