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Opening viewing for “Kristin Posehn: Inverted Dome” on Saturday, January 22

Opening viewing event for "Kristin Posehn: Inverted Dome"

Kristin Posehn: Inverted Dome

Opening viewing from 4-6pm, Saturday, January 22, 2022

MAK Center for Art and Architecture

Mackey Apartments Garage Top

1137 S. Cochran Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90019

The MAK Center for Art & Architecture presents Inverted Dome, an exhibition of new work by Kristin Posehn at the Mackey Apartments Garage Top. Inverted Dome is an inquiry into the dynamics of light, technology, and perception generated by public architecture.

The exhibition’s central feature is an installation that reimagines the U.S. Capitol Dome as an inverted, open, and almost unrecognizable structure made of mirror, reflecting back both the environment and itself. Images of the Capitol Dome are continuously propagated by media organizations of all kinds—reproduced on web pages, news broadcasts, and social feeds—as if the building’s image has come to represent structures of power that are otherwise too abstract to locate. The room-sized installation is a container for holding and focusing light and its refractions, becoming a site for reflection on virtual mediation and transparency.

Inverted Dome references historical works of California light and space; augmented realities; architectures of the metaverse; considerations of public and private space; presence and absence; Monument to the Third International by Vladimir Tatlin; cryptography; information theory; and the mediation of power in daily life.

The exhibition includes an installation, a sequence of digital studies released online throughout the duration of the show, and a publication, which together suggest new spatial and experiential possibilities for public architecture.

Inverted Dome is organized by Aurora Tang. This exhibition is made possible with support from the Pasadena Art Alliance and the MAK Center Patron Program.

Next solo exhibition: “Inverted Dome” at MAK Center for Art and Architecture

Inverted Dome

Kristin Posehn: Inverted Dome

January 22, 2022 – March 5, 2022

MAK Center for Art and Architecture

Mackey Apartments Garage Top

1137 S. Cochran Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90019

The MAK Center for Art & Architecture presents Inverted Dome, an exhibition of new work by Kristin Posehn at the Mackey Apartments Garage Top. An inquiry into the dynamics of light, technology, and perception generated by our public buildings, Inverted Dome features Posehn’s ongoing research into iconic domes. Domes have long served as potent architectural symbols, crowning churches, temples, and secular seats of state and institutional power. The exhibition’s central feature is a large-scale sculpture that decomposes, reformulates, and reimagines the United States Capitol Dome.

Inverted Dome includes an architectural sculpture, digital works, and a publication that suggest new spatial and experiential possibilities for public architecture and a reimagined Capitol Dome.

Inverted Dome is organized by Aurora Tang. For more information, please visit the MAK Center for Art and Architecture website.

Work in progress

WIP

Behind the scenes

Have been playing around with a spectrum of 3D tools in the studio — new architectural sculpture underway — more on these evolutions to come.

Sparse point cloud - much space 

Kristin Posehn: Architectures

A house made of air and distance and echoes 

An exhibit of works collected by the Center for Art + Environment is on view from February 16 – May 21, 2017.

Posehn – who is a sculptor, writer, and photographer – repositions architecture in the physical world so we can consider the relationships between built and natural environments, between art and architecture, between the real and the fictional. Posehn’s archive materials are part of the Center for Art + Environment’s investigation into the relationships among built and natural and virtual environments. – William Fox, Director