September 2013 – November 2014
Includes works by Pierre Huyghe and Mark Grotjahn
Curated by Carol Stakenas
Originally conceived by the Swiss curator Marc-Olivier Wahler as a new format for a nomadic museum, the Chalet concept makes its American debut in Los Angeles and is a Gesamtkunstwerk of the visionary artist and impresario Piero Golia.
In the tradition of legendary salons such as Gertrude Stein’s Paris Apartment and Andy Warhol’s Factory, Golia builds The Chalet Hollywood. Lasting for one year only, The Chalet not only attends to its physical environment, but also to its social composition. Designed in collaboration with architect Edwin Chan, The Chalet evokes the inviting atmosphere of alpine lodges know for their warmth and convivial communal spaces. The public encounters The Chalet through a series of events hosted by a diverse roster of visiting artists, architects, actors, musicians and unexpected guests.
The Chalet is made possible by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, and the generosity of private donors.