Described by founder and artist Lauren Mackler, Public Fiction, is an exhibition space, venue for performance, and a journal in the Highland Park neighborhood of northeast Los Angeles. Public Fiction is running two concurrent shows; one at the Hammer Museum’s Made in L.A. biennial, which focuses on the deconstruction of fiction, and the other at the space itself, which focuses on the deconstruction of comedy. Both shows rely heavily upon the format of a script, using set directions and backdrops to inspire and direct the participating artists and writers. Mackler explains the role of Public Fiction as an experiment in curating and in literature, making the exhibition space a work of art itself. More about the museum.