Exhibition dates: April 15 – June 3, 2023
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 15 | 5:00PM – 7:00PM
The house is on fire.
tabernacle explores mobility, impermanence and collective action in a time of instability. Drawing from wandering domiciles, roaming connections, or places of worship which are adaptable, portable, and responsive to their environment, the included artists, Boz Deseo Garden, Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD), Andre Keichian and Miller Robinson, are each journey-based, nomadic makers of communal, public ceremonies, and contemplative, solitary rituals.
Like the turtle who carries her home on her own back, this is an unstable exhibition, offering a durational architecture through photography, sculpture, text and performance. tabernacle is as much about interiority as housing, inviting reconsideration of the structures which bind us, how we hold space for others, and the malleability of ideological and material containers.
A catalog accompanying the show will be released on May 27th, alongside a performance by Robinson and a reading by Gardens. Other events to be announced soon.
tabernacle is organized by FOCA Curators Lab recipient Matthew Lax.
Boz Deseo Garden, Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD), Andre Keichian, Miller Robinson