Public FictionFiction for the public
The Public Fiction is a Los Angeles-based trustee program and is published every three years. In 2010, Lauren Mackler, graphics design and curation, relocated from the Eastern Seaboard to L.A. to open public fiction. The public fiction is located in an unlabeled shop window in the Highland Park neighbourhood of Los Angeles. The room does not host a trade or nonprofit gallery, it does not host three-month long shows on a subject in which individual shows, group shows, performance, artist talk, demonstrations and dinner related to the subject take place.
Influenced by other artists' mutiples such as Aspen, Semina by Wallace Berman and the Vision journal, the book contains a report on everything that has taken place within the show, but also presents new and added work. The first public fiction show, "Public Records", turned the galery into a "record shop" with a pun between "collecting" and "archiving".
For" The Free Church", their second exhibition, the room was transformed into various alterations of a sacred service room. During the third phase, the Manifesto Destiny / Gold Rush focused on the impetus to move the Western world, ambitions and the economies. During this three months time, one was devoted to an exhibition by Californian entrepreneurialism painters, the second to a working hotel for western coming painters on the eastern seaboard, and the third to a single exhibition by David Hendren, showing an interiors after the seism.
This year' s 4th public fiction show took place at MoCA Geffen Contemporaneous and was named "The Club". He designed a room and organised activities for charity and nightclubs and arts societies. It was Laura Owens who made the billboard for the show. For the fifth year, the fifth edition was entitled "Theatricality and Sets", where public fiction staged an three-month show of artists with requisites, stage designs and theatre productions.
This edition's book was entitled "The Los Issue" and was written and edited together with "Lost In LA" by Marc-Olivier Wahler, former headmaster of the Palais de Tokyo. The entire room was transformed into an anonymity for the following show "Foreign Correspondent". The magazine appeared in this paper as a spreadsheet, one weeks after the other as dispatches, the spreadsheets presented one performer on one side and one author on the other, including Camille Henrot, Charlie White, Jonathan Lethem, Neil Beloufa, Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer and more.
The " The Booth In " show, based on the surrealistic concept of the " media show ", showed the same artist three performances for one months in 2013.