Alice Könitz                        

Obsidian Disks #1, #2, #3, 2017
Obsidian, steel
Exhibition locations:
Obsidian Disk #1: 10 AM | 60-inch Telescope (outdoor)
Obsidian Disk #2:   5 PM | Visitor Pavilion / Cosmic Café (Near Picnic Table on South-West Side)
Obsidian Disk #3:   7 PM | Visitor Pavilion / Cosmic Café (West Side Balcony)

Solar Tent, 2017
Steel, canvas, solar sheeting
Exhibition location: Hotel ruins

Photo credits: Eden Batki, Austin Radcliffe, Brica Wilcox

Alice Könitz presents a series of sculptural apparatuses for solar observation and social exchange. Visitors can gaze through a solar tent and natural obsidian lenses positioned throughout the Observatory, and share their experiences.

Alice Könitz (b. 1970 Essen, Germany) received an MFA from the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf in 1996 and an MFA the California Institute for the Arts in Valencia, California, in 1999.  Selected exhibitions include the 2008 Whitney Biennial, and the 2014 Made in LA show at the UCLA Hammer Museum where she received the Mohn Award which honors artistic excellence. Recent and upcoming shows include solo exhibitions at Nächst St Stephan (Vienna), Commonwealth and Council (Los Angeles) and the Museum of the City of Mülheim an der Ruhr (Germany). Alice Könitz lives and works in Los Angeles.