22 September – 6 October 2018
1301PE is pleased to announce the opening exhibition of two works touching on the idea of hubris at UNIT 5 (the former Marc Foxx space) at 6150 Wilshire Blvd.
In a time when the negative impact of human behavior is staring us in the face, our hubris blinds us from the consequences.
Fiona Banner’s “Black Bunting”
SUPERFLEX’S “Experience Climate Change”
Fiona Banner was born in 1966 and came to prominence in the 1990s with her ‘wordscapes’, epic transcriptions of iconic films retold in the artist’s stream-of consciousness writing. Banner lives and works in London, where she also runs her own imprint The Vanity Press. She is represented in major collections including The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Philadelphia Museum of Art; and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. In 2002, Banner was short-listed for the Turner Prize at Tate Britain. Her work has been the subject of solo exhibitions and commissions at Museum De Pont, Tilburg, Netherlands; Tate Britain, London; Whitechapel Gallery, London; The Power Plant, Toronto; Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, United Kingdom; and IKON, Birmingham, United Kingdom.
Founded in Copenhagen in 1993 by Jakob Fenger, Rasmus Nielsen and Bjørnstjerne Christiansen, SUPERFLEX creates “tools” that invite people to participate and communicate in the development of experimental models. In 2017 SUPERFLEX was the recipient of the Hyundai Commission, for which they presented their installation One Two Three Swing! in the Turbine Hall at the Tate Modern, London. Museum solo exhibitions and projects have included: Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; The Hayward Gallery, London; 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan; Perez Art Museum, Miami; Fundación Jumex, Mexico City; Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen; Sharjah Biennial, UAE; and the Venice Biennale.
UNIT 5 will be open during normal gallery hours of 11- 5 Tuesday – Saturday or by appointment. For more details please contact Susan Sherrick at (323) 938 5822.
UNIT 5 is an exhibition space shared by 1301PE and PRAZ-DELAVALLADE