- Art & Design
Artist Andrea Zittel creates sculpture, furniture and habitats that reflect on the human environment. Here, curator Klaus Biesenbach’s stripped-down Manhattan apartment inspired her to conceive a series of images that investigate domestic and urban life and one man’s design for living.
One day a few years ago, while Klaus Biesenbach was staying in a hotel in Mexico City, the housekeeping staff was alarmed to discover that he’d stolen everything in his room. The telephone was missing, along with the TV remote control and the pictures on the walls; even the curtains had disappeared. It turned out that Biesenbach, a top curator at the Museum of Modern Art, hadn’t actually taken anything. He’d simply gotten annoyed with all the clutter and decided to strip the room bare. The items were hidden in a closet, organized in neat little stacks.