JF CHEN x MATERIAL LUST
6666 LEXINGTON AVE
NOVEMBER 2016 - FEBRUARY 2017
In the Los Angeles debut of their current body of work including their collaboration with To Dødsfall and Libertine Fragrance, Material Lust creates environmental vignettes connecting the historical to the contemporary.
A curatorial collaboration with Bianca Chen, using JF Chen's renowned collection, Material Lust will be showcased among the legendary collection of eclectic period pieces, giants of early modern design, and their admired selections of artists.
The installation will exhibit the absolute control the past has on our future.
The debut of the MATERIAL LUST Los Angeles.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Featuring the Material Lust DERMA textile collection with TO DØDSFALL,
and their collaboration with Libertine Fragrance.
ROOM ONE concludes end October.
MATERIAL LUST ANNEX
195 CHRYSTIE STREET
MAY 2016 - OCTOBER 2016
The Material Lust ANNEX is an experimental, artist-run space that redefines the concept of a Total Work of Art. The ANNEX serves as host to an evolving series of installations that represent fully realized environments, from sound to scent.
With each ANNEX installation one will remember the look, the sound, and the smell.
We are disciples of art and design, in whose name we perform rite and ritual. While we honor the past—relying extensively on old-world methods and materials—we are in relentless pursuit of new ideas, crafting innovative forms that stray from mass production and mindless consumption. We believe in art as heirloom. Design as functional sculpture. Creative collaboration as a path to liberation.
Thus was born the ANNEX, an experimental, artist-run space that redefines the concept of a Total Work of Art. The ANNEX serves as host to an evolving series of installations that represent fully realized environments, from floor to furniture, lighting to light switch, scent to soundtrack. Located on the Lower East Side, the burgeoning heart of New York’s art world, it’s a space that transcends gallery or showroom. Simultaneously immersive and enigmatic, primitive and progressive, alluring and abstract, it’s a radical venue for outsider art.
Here, we draw inspiration from dreams, deviance, and the work of our Surrealist heroes to create design that’s challenging, confrontational, and provocative. Though we welcome the opportunity to work alongside our peers, our philosophy is purely Solitarian. We are split from the system and severed from the machine. We seek to appropriate what’s banal and bourgeois, salvaging from the old something that remains unspoiled—and, from darkness, forging a sensitivity, an awareness, and a respect for what’s often misunderstood
Thursday, September 29, 2016
MATERIAL LUST will be showing their first video installation APOSTATE.
featuring collaborations with
Material Lust, in collaboration with Libertine Fragrance, has created an original ROOM SCENT to coincide with the first room installation at the ANNEX.
The primal layered tassels woven by To Dødsfall are a collection of materials, interconnected, woven into a series of strands determining fate. This will be Material Lust's second collaboration with the artists.