Archinect - News 2017-08-17T23:09:30-04:00 Frank Gehry back in MOCA architecture show, coaxed by Thom Mayne Archinect 2013-06-01T09:48:00-04:00 >2013-06-04T19:51:10-04:00 <img src="" width="488" height="525" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>With his fellow Pritzker Prize-winning L.A. architect, Thom Mayne, playing the self-described role of &ldquo;ombudsman&rdquo; and &ldquo;facilitator,&rdquo; Frank Gehry is back in the fold for a major exhibition on Los Angeles architects that will open June 16 at the Museum of Contemporary Art.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> L.A. artists, architects' effect on each other at MAK Center exhibit Archinect 2013-05-24T18:49:00-04:00 >2014-06-30T18:54:22-04:00 <img src="" width="600" height="436" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The exhibition at the MAK Center in West Hollywood, curated by UCLA architectural historian and critic Sylvia Lavin, is a wry study of the ways Los Angeles artists and architects worked with, leaned on, stole from and influenced one another in the 1970s. In a larger sense, it charts the way Southern California architects threw off the influence of establishmen Modernism and helped remake the profession in that decade.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Packed with mostly small-scale work by artists Judy Chicago, Billy Al Bengston, Robert Smithson, Ed Moses and architects Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, Charles Moore, Cesar Pelli and Frank Gehry, among many others, it is easily the most surprising and opinionated of the exhibitions to open as part of the Getty L.A. architecture series "Pacific Standard Time Presents."</p> Gehry pulls out of MOCA's 'A New Sculpturalism' exhibition Archinect 2013-05-03T16:11:00-04:00 >2013-05-08T23:30:12-04:00 <img src="" width="600" height="400" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Frank Gehry has pulled out of a major architecture exhibition set to open June 2 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, a move that could force the show to find a new venue or face the prospect of being canceled altogether. The exhibition... is an exploration of the last 25 years of Los Angeles architecture, with work by Gehry, Thom Mayne, Michael Maltzan, Barbara Bestor, Lorcan O'Herlihy and many younger architects.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> MOCA architecture show, funded by Getty, could face cancellation Archinect 2013-05-02T12:46:00-04:00 >2013-05-02T12:46:10-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="394" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The exhibition was planned as an exploration of the last 25 years of Los Angeles architecture, with work by Frank Gehry, Thom Mayne, Michael Maltzan, Barbara Bestor and many younger architects. It was funded in part by a Getty Foundation grant of $445,000. No other single show in the PSTP series received a grant as large, according to a Getty press release. A 272-page catalog, co-published by Rizzoli, is already complete.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Facing delays in finishing the installation of the show, the show will be canceled, or, at best, delayed.</p> Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940–1990 Archinect 2013-04-09T18:11:00-04:00 >2013-04-10T19:42:48-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="359" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This exhibition charts L.A.&rsquo;s rapid transformation into one of the globe&rsquo;s most influential industrial, economic and creative capitals. From its ambitious freeway network and sleek coffee shops, to its dynamic cultural destinations and experimental residences, the vast metropolis&rsquo;s rich yet often underappreciated built environment is reexamined, promising new insight into the region&rsquo;s development and impact as a vibrant laboratory for cutting-edge design.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Pacific Standard Time's architecture focus moves forward Archinect 2013-02-08T20:31:00-05:00 >2013-02-12T16:38:06-05:00 <img src="" width="580" height="393" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Last time around the focus was Southern California's art history; now homegrown architecture is getting its time in the sun. Getty Trust leaders are announcing Monday the final roster of exhibition and event partners in its Pacific Standard Time spinoff, Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in Southern California, slated to run April through July.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Moby Celebrates LA Architecture for Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A. Archinect 2013-02-07T15:00:00-05:00 >2013-02-12T16:38:48-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="361" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Musician, DJ, photographer and architecture blogger Moby riffs on LA architecture in this video about the Getty-led initiative Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Getty Announces Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A. Archinect 2012-09-28T20:30:00-04:00 >2012-09-28T20:31:05-04:00 <img src="" width="520" height="331" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Designed to continue the momentum of Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945&ndash;1980, last year&rsquo;s sweeping initiative that included exhibitions and programs at 60 arts institutions across Southern California, Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A., will be smaller in scope, comprising nine exhibitions and accompanying programs and events in and around Los Angeles slated for April&ndash;July 2013.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Architectural review: Cliff May 'Carefree California' show at UC Santa Barbara Alexander Walter 2012-03-30T18:24:00-04:00 >2012-03-31T14:07:38-04:00 <img src="" width="600" height="453" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>To the extent that modernism in architecture was about clearing the historical decks &mdash; about dramatically and even gleefully breaking with the past &mdash; Cliff May was never cut out to be a modernist. Not an orthodox one, anyway.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> An Esther McCoy revival tells story of L.A.'s modern architecture Archinect 2011-12-16T17:37:30-05:00 >2011-12-20T11:16:03-05:00 <img src="" width="361" height="510" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Esther McCoy is having a moment. The architecture critic and historian, who died in 1989 at age 85, is the subject of a smart Pacific Standard Time exhibition at the Schindler House in West Hollywood, building on McCoy's deep connections with Rudolph Schindler himself. The show is accompanied by a Getty-funded catalog, and early next year East of Borneo Press will publish "Piecing Together Los Angeles," an anthology of McCoy's essays on architecture.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Ice Cube Celebrates Ray & Charles Eames Alexander Walter 2011-09-21T12:21:33-04:00 >2011-09-23T21:14:34-04:00 <img src="" width="500" height="750" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This ad for mega-exhibition Pacific Standard Time has been floating around for a few days and the bad news is it's not an actual campaign image. The good news is that Ice Cube's celebration of Ray and Charles Eames is totally real. A rep for PST tells us this ad is "an unapproved rough concept" that was leaked, but she adds that "The ads for the campaign featuring Ice Cube and Eames will be released in the coming weeks."</p></em><br /><br /><p> Gotta love LA.</p>