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"A New Sculpturalism" exhibit at MOCA

"A New Sculpturalism" exhibit at MOCA

June 16, 2013
Location: 

The Museum of Contemporary Art

 
Several USC School of Architecture Faculty Members to have work featured in exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art.
 
Source: HERE // More information about the MOCA // moca.org
 
The Museum of Contemporary Art presents A New Sculpturalism: Contemporary Architecture from Southern California, the first extensive, scholarly examination of the radical forms that have become prolific in Southern California architecture during the past 25 years. The exhibition begins by focusing on work from the mid-1980s, a period when postmodernism was waning and buildings by Frank Gehry, Franklin D. Israel, Thom Mayne, Michael Rotondi and Eric Owen Moss were expanding the possibilities of form.
 
First identified by Charles Jencks as the L.A. School in the early 1990s, this loose cluster of practitioners evolved into a larger galaxy centered on common theoretical and technical approaches as well as Los Angeles’ unique urban landscape. The exhibition moves on to highlight the subsequent generations of expressive, experimental, and avant-garde architects in Los Angeles, while also exploring the influence of the city itself — its geography, schools, politics and socioeconomic character.

Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects, Formosa 1140, West Hollywood, California, 2008, Courtesy of Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects, ©2009 Lawrence Anderson/Esto