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I always knew that I wanted my work to function in the everyday world—more so than in the art world. And ultimately New York was not my culture… I loved it there so much, but I would walk around and think, “This place is so different from where I come from, from everything that I know, and I’ll never be able to participate in a way that really matters here.” The Southern California desert is a culture that I’m really comfortable with…

I’ve worked by myself mostly because I’m comfortable putting these demands on myself that I’m not comfortable putting on anyone else, even my son. There’s a very limited scope in terms of who I’m willing to preach to. It makes me happy if my ideas challenge people, but I would imagine people taking those ideas and making their own versions of those things for themselves. It would actually be pretty weird if everyone followed my programs.Andrea Zittel*

WORKS 2005–2020Andrea Zittel’s new exhibition at Regen Projects—”brings together a diverse array of works made over a fifteen-year period that examine conceptual aspects of production, materiality, and use, and reflect Zittel’s ongoing aesthetic inquiry into what it means to exist and participate in culture today.”

The show is on view by appointment only. See link below for further exhibition details.


Through August 21.

Regen Projects

6750 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles.

*Andrea Zittel, interview by Alix Browne, Apartamento 18 (Autumn–Winter 2016–2017), 37–71.

See Zittel, “Silent Spring,” Artforum 58, no. 9 (May / June 2020).

Andrea Zittel, Works 2005–2020, Regen Projects, July 13, 2020–August 21, 2020, from top: A-Z Aggregated Stack #13, 2012, cardboard, plaster gauze; A-Z Cover Series 1 (Gold and Black Stripes) (detail), 2012, woven wool and steel, ten panels; RAUGH Furniture: Energetic Accumulator II, 2008, wood, Danish oil, rigid wrap, electric tea kettle, ceramic mugs, wool, radio, felt, glass jars with tokens on carpet; Study for Bench Sequence #2, 2019, watercolor and gouache on paper; Study for Cellular Grid #1, 2018, watercolor and gouache on paper; A-Z Aggregated Stacks, 2015, cardboard, plaster, gauze, paint; A-Z Aggregated Stacks, 2015, cardboard, plaster, gauze, paint; Planar Studies: Vast and Specific 12, 2020, watercolor and gouache on paper; Planar Studies: Vast and Specific 10, 2020, watercolor and gouache on paper; Linear Sequence #1, 2016, powder-coated steel and aluminum, tung oiled Birdseye Maple Plywood, brass, 3 cushions; Study for Radiating Arenas of Enhancement, 2006, gouache on paper; Study for Radiating Arenas of Enhancement, 2006, gouache on paper; A-Z Aggregated Stacks, 2015, cardboard, plaster, gauze, paint. Images courtesy and © the artist and Regen Projects.


“There’s this weird thing about liking what other people don’t like…. When someone says ‘That stuff is ugly,’ I am immediately drawn to it because it just means it’s challenging.

“Take Memphis furniture and objects…. They were the scourge of the design world for the longest time, and I always found it to be the most legitimate design movement since the Bauhaus. It was a worldview of what design could be….

“When I was 16, I worked at Fiorucci. Ettore Sottsass and Alessandro Medini and Nathalie du Pasquier had all worked for Fiorucci [as design directors], and I knew immediately that what they were doing was looking back at [1950s] Americana.” — JimWalrod (1961–2017)*

Walrod—an interior designer, collector, architectural historian, former co-proprietor of Form and Function, co-curator of Paul Rudolph: Lower Manhattan Expressway at The Drawing Center, consultant to Ang Lee on The Ice Storm, design advisor to David Bowie and Mike D (among many others), collaborator with André Balazs on the interiors of the Standard Downtown in Los Angeles, Apartamento contributing editor, and author of I Knew Jim Knew—died unexpectedly last month.

*Patrick Parrish, “Jim Walrod: Under the Radar & Over the Top,” Apartamento 10 (Autumn/Winter 2012–2013): 60.

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Jim Walrod , I Knew Jim Knew (2014). Image credit: Powerhouse Books.

I knew Jim knew

I knew Jim knew