November 13 – December 14, 2008
Coinciding with the U.S. elections in November, Maya Schindler presents a site-specific installation for the UAM. One of her quintessential works, I Have a Dream (2005/8), will be reconfigured for the UAM in its first presentation in the U.S. Relating to patriotism and exploring ironies, juxtaposing apathy and activism specifically in these works, Schindler explores the boundaries of language, meaning and symbols – sculpturally. Her work, I Am Political 2008, uses police tape to create a site-specific intervention in the center court, cordoning off the space – allowing one to look in only, not to enter. Alluding to the actual use of police tape at the scene of a crime, while it warns one to “keep out” - the voyeuristic drive tempts one to take a closer look. I Am Political is at once ambiguous and urgent.
Maya Schindler is a Los Angeles-based artist originally from Jerusalem, Israel. She received her MFA from Yale University and her BFA from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, and attended the CORE program in Houston. Recent solo exhibitions include The Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburg; THE NEW DEAL at Anna Helwing Gallery, Los Angeles; and In Confidence at South First in Brooklyn.