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20140718074301-29 The Realized, Unrealized, and Unrealizable: Everything Loose Will Land at the Graham Foundation   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Peter Alexander, Carl Andre, Archigram, Michael Asher, Denise Scott Brown, Judy Chicago, Craig Elwood, Frank Gehry, Craig Hodgetts, Andrew Holmes, Coy Howard, Robert Irwin, Peter Kamnitzer, Ray Kappe, Robert Kennard, Alison Knowles, Leonard Koren, Morphosis, Ed Moses, Bruce Nauman, Maria Nordman, Elizabeth Orr, and others, Peter Pearce, Cesar Pelli, Noah Purifoy, Jeff Raskin, Ed Ruscha, Richard Serra, Miriam Shapiro, Paolo Soleri, L.A. Fine Arts Squad, Bernard Tschumi, James Turrell, Studio Works, Feminist Studio Workshop at Graham Foundation May 1st, 2014 - July 26th, 2014
Posted 7/18/14

In the sprawling exhibition Everything Loose Will Land, currently on view at the Graham Foundation, curator Sylvia Lavin deftly tells the story how the worlds of art, architecture, and urban design came together in fantastical and bizarre ways throughout the 1970s. The title comes from a supposed quotation by Frank Lloyd Wright: “Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles.”[1] The exhibition is packed with architectural models, building plans, sculptures... [more]

20140721222126-20140509142220-l Tip the world over on its side to find art and architecture collide   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Peter Alexander, Carl Andre, Archigram, Michael Asher, Denise Scott Brown, Judy Chicago, Craig Elwood, Frank Gehry, Craig Hodgetts, Andrew Holmes, Coy Howard, Robert Irwin, Peter Kamnitzer, Ray Kappe, Robert Kennard, Alison Knowles, Leonard Koren, Morphosis, Ed Moses, Bruce Nauman, Maria Nordman, Elizabeth Orr, and others, Peter Pearce, Cesar Pelli, Noah Purifoy, Jeff Raskin, Ed Ruscha, Richard Serra, Miriam Shapiro, Paolo Soleri, L.A. Fine Arts Squad, Bernard Tschumi, James Turrell, Studio Works, Feminist Studio Workshop at Graham Foundation May 1st, 2014 - July 26th, 2014
Posted 5/9/14

Few objects in Everything Loose Will Land are as they seem. The Graham Foundation in Chicago is the third stop for this show of 1970s art and architecture that characterized the cultural ecology of Los Angeles at the time. The works on display explore space and structure in ways directly influenced by artists’ place and time, their work, in many cases, transforming the conceptual boundaries of design. Curator Sylvia Lavin, Professor of Architectural Theory and History at UCLA, organized the sh... [more]

Popup2_lg A Look at Michael Asher   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Michael Asher at Santa Monica Museum of Art January 26th, 2008 - April 12th, 2008
Posted 2/17/08

Since the 1960s, Michael Asher has made it his project to variously actualize the critical, conceptual, and revisionist methods of museology. Rather than add to the mass of art production, he takes that mass itself, and the cultures that have formed around it, as a kind of abstract material—to be commented upon, rearranged, recast. Here, in the straightforward and unmonumental spaces of the Santa Monica Museum of Art, Asher has brought his critical eye to a curatorial project remarkable not... [more]

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