The LA Forum is proud to announce that the 2013 John Chase Memorial Fund has been awarded to Andrew Kovacs and Laurel Consuelo Broughton for their proposal Gallery Attachment.
Premised as a literal inversion of the classic white box gallery into an independent, freestanding, small-sized architectural object, Gallery Attachment promises to question perceived notions of both exhibition and public space and create an opportunity for a new conduit of architectural thinking for both architectural allies and strangers alike. Located in a to-be-determined residual public space in Los Angeles, Gallery Attachment will be built of both designed and existing components in a participatory design effort; within the assembledarchitectural object, spaces for display will be created and defined. Gallery Attachment will grow and change over time as additions to the installation are made by an invited group of architects, designers, and artists. Each participant will add an exterior attachment to the overall object and provide a designed object for display within the interior. Gallery Attachment aims to be both container and content; exhibition space and object; art gallery and public space.
Gallery Attachment will be led, designed, constructed, and curated by Andrew Kovacs and Laurel Consuelo Broughton. Collaborators from Los Angeles as well as national and international participants also will contribute to the project. Research and design for Gallery Attachment is underway with installation of the architectural object scheduled for September 2014. Gallery Attachment will be on view to the public through September 2015. A number of events structured around and at Gallery Attachment are planned.
For more information about the John Chase Memorial Fund, please e-mail the LA Forum at firstname.lastname@example.org.