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February 3rd–April 15th, 2018

PUBLIC FICTION "The Conscientious Objector"

 

Curated by Francesca Bertolotti-Bailey and Lauren Mackler

at THE MAK CENTER FOR ART AND ARCHITECTURE's Schindler House at Kings Rd.

835 North Kings Road 
West Hollywood, CA 90069
United States 
Hours: Wednesday–Sunday 11am–6pm 

T +1 323 6511510 
office@makcenter.org 

 

Public Fiction’s The Conscientious Objector is a multifaceted endeavour that unfurls in parts

from February to April 2018. It comprises a publication, a series of artist-made commercials

for television, an exhibition of artworks activated by performances, and public programs.

 

About the exhibition
The Conscientious Objector at the Schindler House presents new and existing works by Sam Gilliam, 

Anthea Hamilton, Lucy McKenzie, Dianna Molzan, and Suki Seokyeong Kang, plus a new series of

durational performances delivered by professional actors and directed by Todd Gray. 

 

About the commercials
The exhibition is initiated via a series of newly commissioned TV commercials by artists Mohamed

Bourouissa, Ami Inoue, Rosalind Nashashibi, Mathias Poledna, and Martine Syms. Following a rich

lineage of art and activism works produced for public access television, these commercials are

aired on West Hollywood’s TV channel, as well as in museums, art institutions, cinemas,

and online platforms.

 

About the publication
Edited by Public Fiction and The Serving Library, and published by ROMA Publications, it features

new and republished work by Hilton Als, Tauba Auerbach, Claire-Louise Bennett, Octavia Butler,

Anne Carson, Valentina Desideri & Denise Ferreira da Silva, Shannon Ebner, Chris Evans,

Angie Keefer, Mark Leckey, Library Stack (Benjamin Tiven & Erik Wysocan), Marcos Lutyens,

Wanda Pimenel, Adrian Piper, Jack Self (Real Review), Patrick Staff, Frances Stark & Ian Svenonius,

and Martine Syms.

 

‘The Conscientious Objector’ is about government while also funded by government. It is commissioned

by the Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission of the City of West Hollywood, with support from

the MAK Center for Art and Architecture, British Council, Arts Council England, Korea Foundation,

kaufmann repetto, and Consulate General of France to the United States of America.

 

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