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"Misha Kahn: Watermelon Party" installation at Dries Van Noten, photo by Joshua White, courtesy of Dries Van Noten.
"Misha Kahn: Watermelon Party" installation at Dries Van Noten, photo by Joshua White, courtesy of Dries Van Noten.
Courtesy of Misha Kahn and Dries Van Noten.
Courtesy of Misha Kahn and Dries Van Noten.
Los Angeles, West Hollywood

Misha Kahn: Watermelon Party

On view at The Little House is "Watermelon Party" by Misha Kahn.

April 1, 2021 - May 6, 2021

On view at The Little HouseDries Van Noten's exhibition space behind its store in West Hollywood—is Misha Kahn's solo show "Watermelon Party." The exhibition features Kahn’s VR-created Claymation furniture, like table lamps in a diverse range of materials, that range from auto-painted resin to ceramic. To accompany the show, Dries Van Noten and the artist have collaborated on a limited-edition printed silk bomber jacket and t-shirt. For the garments, Kahn imagined an original motif, which was then designed by Van Noten for sale.

The show’s title reflects Kahn’s view of the past year amid the pandemic. A few months into isolation at his parents’ house in Duluth, Minnesota, their neighbors invited his family over for a watermelon party. For weeks leading up to the event, they imagined what might happen at the upcoming watermelon party. 

“In my scatterbrained, depressed stupor of a year, this watermelon party suggested purpose. It gave a bunch of random people, grouped together by proximity, an antidote to isolation,” said Kahn. “In a way, that’s what I’m always striving for in my work: an irreverent, all-ages serving of mystery with a big spoonful of why. In my practice, I’m constantly throwing around new materials and processes, forever looking for a binding force, something to explain the why of it all to the outside world. And maybe it’s simpler than I thought. Maybe it’s just a watermelon party two Tuesdays from now.”

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451 N La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
Apr 1 - May 6
The Little House at Dries Van Noten
Misha Kahn: Watermelon Party
On view at The Little House is "Watermelon Party" by Misha Kahn.

Exhibitions

Los Angeles, Mid-Wilshire |Exhibitions

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Raqib Shaw: Tales from an Urban Garden

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Digital Combines

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Tori Wrånes: Mussel Tears

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Phyllida Barlow: glimpse

Phyllida Barlow’s “glimpse” features new large-scale works responding to Hauser & Wirth’s home in the historic Globe Mills complex.

Gary Simmons: Remembering Tomorrow

Hauser & Wirth is presenting its first exhibition of Gary Simmons titled "Remembering Tomorrow," on view through May 22, 2022.

Pipilotti Rist: Big Heartedness, Be My Neighbor

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Samara Golden: Guts

Inaugurating Night Gallery’s new space at 2050 Imperial Street is Samara Golden’s exhibition “Guts,” open through March 26.

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