August 9 – September 16, 2012
Curated by Francois Perrin
Press Release –– The Neutra VDL Research House in Los Angeles is pleased to present Architectones, an installation by Xavier Veilhan. Veilhan has created a new body of work specifically for the Modernist house Richard Neutra designed for his family and architectural practice. Consisting of monochrome interventions, the exhibition features sculptures throughout the property, from the front garden through the ground floor and domestic quarters to the rooftop reflecting pool. Statues, models, and other objects dialogue with the Modernist structure: its glass facades, rooftops, water basins and fountains. Both abstract and figurative, the artworks loosely trace the decades of the last century by focusing on the personal and professional history of architect Richard Neutra, his times, and Veilhan and his family’s interaction with the house.
The first rendition of a project that will continue at worldwide landmarks of Modernism, the exhibition opens to the public with a reception on Wednesday, August 8 from 5–8 p.m. and remains on view through Sunday, September 16, 2012. During the opening at 7 p.m., the artist will present an airborne performance: a plane carrying a monochrome banner as a blank, abstract announcement of the exhibition will fly above the Silverlake Reservoir. In addition, there will be several related events throughout the exhibition, including a panel discussion and film screening.
Photography by Joshua White