Los Angeles, CA
"In the heart of Silver Lake, one of Los Angeles’ most vibrant creative cultural centres, the Materials & Applications exhibition space is redefining what an architecture gallery can be. Part architecture gallery, part public art display, and part workshop for experimentation and learning, the venue provides an outdoor exhibition space for new architectural ideas, while inviting the public to participate in creating its installations."
Uncube Magazine | Sept 25, 2014
Founded in 2002, Materials & Applications (M&A) is an open-air outdoor exhibition space dedicated to advancing new and underused ideas in art, architecture, and design. Our mission is to provoke new work through exhibitions and public programming, in the form of open calls, temporary architectures, curated performances and happenings. M&A plays a key role in the framing of architectural culture in Los Angeles, not only as an independent and public venue for the circulation of ideas, events and objects, but as a critical and discursive platform where work itself — new lines of research, new material and conceptual explorations, new formats and technologies — is constantly being generated.
Recognizing that designers and architects themselves often have limited resources for cultural engagement, M&A offers itself as temporary “headquarters” for each project to encourage new encounters and new participation in the greater Los Angeles community. Committed to engaging those who are at critical stages of their design trajectory, our collaborators are experimental practitioners who have gone on to win commissioned projects, gallery invitations, and museum exhibitions.
For more information about Materials & Applications, please visit: www.emanate.org