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Andrea Zittel

Andrea Rosen Gallery

Andrea Zittel wants to make our lives a little bit more livable, and she’s determined enough to have established an “administrative services” business that promises to enhance our domestic experiences through a marriage of art, design, and architecture. Under the auspices of her pseudocompany “A to Z Administration,” Zittel both manufactures and tests utilitarian/art objects—or “prototypes” as she prefers to call them—within the comforts of her own home, regularly inviting friends over to sample the goods. In a sense, all of her artworks are objects of utility—or is it the other way around?

Recently, the artist published a catalogue of the various “selected sleeping arrangements” available for purchase, a booklet that serves as a visual and conceptual guide to this show and to somewhat concurrent projects at the Whitney Biennial and the Rooseum in Sweden. Her Prototype for A to Z Pit Bed,

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