This installment of the New Work series focuses on the quintessentially American phenomenon of mobile communities. The exhibition features three travel trailers designed by Andrea Zittel, each of which was customized by a couple who drove their trailer on a different route through the western United States. These all-in-one units encourage individualism and offer a liberating alternative to the complexities of contemporary living, reducing the spaces of everyday activity to a compact structure with a place to eat, a place to sleep, a place to socialize, minimal areas for storage, and nothing more. Zittel links the traditions of early 20th-century modernism — especially as interpreted by the Bauhaus artists, who sought to improve quality of life through designed environments — with a distinctly American attitude and aesthetic.
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Andrea Zittel: New Work is generously supported by the Collectors Forum of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.