Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles (MOCA), Los Angeles
MOCA: Oct 28, 2007 - Feb 11, 2008
For the design and organization of the archive room containing the artist Takashi Murakami’s serial work, spatial depth is deployed as a counterpoint and complement to the formal style known as Super Flat. Produced through his company, KaiKai Kiki, ©Murakami, exhibits how Murakami leverages art practice with popular cultureas the creative epicenter for a line of t-shirts, keychains, stuffed toys and more.
The minimal shelving system surrounds the gallery and registers a change in depth while the reflective white grid subtly indexes the color and size of the over 500 objects included in the exhibition. Each object is placed in its own white cube allowing for evaluation on its own terms while still remaining integral to the larger proliferation of work that it belongs. An assemblage of serial parts, the shelving is designed for re-installation at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt, and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.
Multiple Locations, US
Sharon Johnston, Mark Lee
Andri Luescher, Albert Chu, Nicholas Hofstede