Gallery Hours: Fridays 2-6 PM
Saturdays & Sundays 1-5 PM
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THE WINTER OFFICE: Non-Perfect Dwelling

THE WINTER OFFICE: Non-Perfect Dwelling
Dates: Sunday, Jun 30, 2019 -
Sunday, Sep 15, 2019

Gallery Hours: Fridays 2-6 PM
Saturdays & Sundays 1-5 PM
Admission is always free.

Exhibition Opening: Jun 29, 2019
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

The Winter Office, an artistic and professional working group of artists, curators, architects, designers, and social scientists with ties to Copenhagen, Denmark, presents new works that engage the challenges facing Southern California – including rising housing inequality, economic displacement, house-lessness, and environmental disaster. Conceived of as a collection of thought provoking vignettes, Non-Perfect Dwelling brings together wildly different time scales and references, including comic book anti-hero Bizarro, ancient ammonite fossils, futuristic holograms, and an operational podcast studio, to create an environment where urgent approaches to dwelling and cohabitation can be imagined and planned.

Closing Reception September 15

The Winter Office invites you and your guests to join them on Sunday, September 15th from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM for a final viewing of Non-Perfect Dwelling. During this closing reception, The Winter Office will debut a limited edition lithograph of the exhibition's anchor artwork Re-wildering holographic weeds, printed by Francesco X. Siquerios at El Nopal Press in Los Angeles. Inquires about the lithograph can be directed to any member of The Winter Office attending the September 15 closing, or by emailing

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Re-wildering holographic weeds

The Winter Office, Re-wildering holographic weeds, 2019. Lithograph, printed by Francesco X Siqueiros. Photo by Ian Byers-Gamber.



Exhibition-Related Events

Conversation/Podcast Series: The Social Territories of A Warming World 
Please join us for a series of public conversations on non-ideal theories of art, collaborative design, and spatial justice in the 21st century city. In the center of this exhibition is a working Podcast studio that functions as a public speaking and listening environment where new, urgent models for dwelling and housing can be imagined in conversation. These public conversations will be recorded and produced as a podcast series entitled The Social Territories of a Warming World. Conversations will be moderated by The Winter Office in collaboration with the Armory and 18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica, where a second version of this Podcast studio will be installed in August.

Conversation #1
Collaborate this Place with Irene Tsatsos and Jan Williamson
The New Negro Encounters Environmental Racism with Jeffrey Stewart
Saturday, July 20, 2:00-4:00 PM
Armory Center for the Arts

Conversation #2
Curating the Nonhuman World with Andrew McNeely
Between the Verb and the Body: Climate Regeneration through Somatic Mediation with Dorit Cypis
Saturday, July 27, 2:00-4:00 PM
Armory Center for the Arts

Conversation #3
Cultural Urbanism After Climate Change with Dina Abdulkarim and David Sloane
Saturday, August 3, 2:00-4:00 PM
Armory Center for the Arts

Conversation #4
With Sunrise Movement LA and Extinction Rebellion LA
Saturday, August 17, 2:00-4:00 PM
Armory Center for the Arts

Saturday, August 31, Time TBA (18th Street Art Center)

Thursday, September 5, Time TBA (18th Street Art Center at Santa Monica Airport)

Thursday, September 12, Time TBA (18th Street Art Center at Santa Monica Airport)


Special thanks to the project's partners: the The Danish Arts Foundation, The Knud Højgaard Foundation, and the 18th Street Arts Center

Banner Image: The Winter Office, Non-Perfect Dwelling installation view, 2019. Photo by Ian Byers-Gamber.
Middle Image: The Winter Office, Table First Version (installation view), 2019. Wood, metal, recording equipment. 89 x 35 x 29 inches. Photo by Ian Byers-Gamber.

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