David Horvitz & Xiu Xiu
Friday Flights presents David Hovitz & Xiu Xiu
Getty Museum, Los Angeles
August 26, 2016
DAVID HORVITZ & XIU XIU presented an interactive sound installation that transformed Robert Irwin’s Central Garden into a site for sound-making. Visitors were invited to follow over 100 different instructional scores written by the artists. Armed with wooden sticks, they wandered the pathways striking the chimes accordingly.
A performance written for 15 chimes and one gong concluded the day in the Museum Entrance Hall featuring Miya Osaki, Ches Smith, Pete Swanson, Lukas Geronimas, Zanna Gilbert, and David’s grandmother Kiyoko Maruyama.
DAVID HORVITZ uses art books, photography, performance art, glass, and mail art as mediums for his work. He is also known for his work in the virtual sphere. He was recently artist in residence at Pioneer Works in Red Hook, New York City and has recently relocated to Los Angeles. In 2015 he was named a United States Artists fellow. Horvitz has had solo exhibitions at Fotomuseum Winterthur, and tongewölbe T25, Ingolstadt; Blum & Poe, Los Angeles; New Museum, New York; Jan Mot, Brussels, Dawid Radziszewski Gallery, Warsaw; Peter Amby, Copenhagen; Art Basel, 2013; Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen; Chert. Group exhibitions include: MoMA, New York; Bielefelder Kunstverein, Kunstverein Nürnberg; Murray Guy, New York; Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen; Crac Alsace, Altkirsch; Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn.
JAMIE STEWART (b.1978 Los Angeles) founded the musical group Xiu Xiu in 2002 and began to waste his life.