The MAK Center, established in 1994, inhabits the modernist landmark R.M. Schindler House and the Mackey Apartments & Garage in mid-Wilshire. Unique in its role as a constellation of historical architectural sites and contemporary exhibition spaces, the MAK Center acts as a cultural laboratory, encouraging the development of risk-taking ideas in art and architecture.
Grant funds will help realize the exhibition Closed Down Clubs, a sculptural presentation by Fiona Connor of a series of freestanding doors fabricated by the artist to match those of a nightclub or small community establishment when they ceased to exist. The exhibition will include artist-reproduced ephemera from the events inside (such as club flyers), eviction notices from city authorities, and direct statements posted by the clubs regarding their demise. The exhibition will be mounted at the Center’s Mackey Garage Top on May 11 and remain on view through August 12, 2018.