The MAK Center for Art + Architecture. L.A. presents the Facteau & Pumhösl exhibition “I hear the ancient music of words and words, yes, that’s it” at the Schindler House.
Tucked away from King’s Road in WeHo is the Schindler House, considered to be one of the world’s first modern homes (albeit built from 1921 – 1922). In the care now of the the MAK Center for Art + Architecture. L.A., the Schindler House was designed and constructed by Rudolf Michael Schindler (R.M. Schindler), a Viennese architect. Schindler was brought to Los Angeles to oversee construction of the Hollyhock House for Aline Barnsdall in 1920, and remained in L.A. until his passing in 1953. The MAK center itself was founded in Los Angeles in 1994, and remains an experimental and multi-disciplinary headquarters for Austrian-American architect R.M. Schindler.
With an open, flat floor plan with sliding doors and windows which let light into the space so well that it blurs the lines of indoors and outdoors, you realize that the Schindler House design has now become a must-have for modern California dwellings.
More than that, the Schindler House insulates you so well from the L.A. hustle and bustle that you forget you’re in Los Angeles at all.
The house itself interrogates notions of indoor and outdoor, as well as invites a reformulation of public and private. Schindler and his wife, Pauline, opened up their home regularly to poets, musicians, artists, writers, and actors. They transformed the House into a place for art and inquiry, and is still used today for events, exhibitions, and architectural inspiration.
The Schindler House’s current exhibition is by Vincent Facteau and Florian Pumhösl. Entitled “I hear the ancient music of words and words, yes, that’s it.” abstract in intent, Facteau & Pumhösl juxtapose pictoral and three-dimensional artwork. Facteau & Pumhösl likewise leverage the beauty and intelligence of the Schindler House in regards to materiality, surface, pattern, color, and light. The name of the exhibition itself draws its content from Clarice Lispector, a Brazilian writer. Employing their own private collection of objects alongside respective workstudies, Facteau & Pumhösl encourage imagination through snapshots of production. They beg you to ask how they were created and how they complement the space so well.
Facteau & Pumhösl’s work blends so beautifully with the Schindler House that you wonder if it’s not a permanent installation. However, it is not, in fact, a permanent exhibition: “I hear the ancient music of words and words, yes, that’s it.” runs from October 16, 2021 through February 20, 2022.
Vincent Facteau and Florian Pumhösl
“I hear the ancient music of words and words, yes, that’s it.”
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