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Commonly understood today as a set of beliefs or practices in conflict with prevailing dogma\, the word " heresy" derives from the Greek "heiresis\," meaning “choice.” In classical antiquity\, the term also signified a period during which a young philosoph er would examine various schools of thought in order to determine his futur e way of life.

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These inflections neat ly capture the ambitions and attitudes held by the architects at the center of this presentation. Some had grown weary with what they viewed as the st ale orthodoxies of the establishment\, and saw their work as a distinct cha llenge to the status quo. Others were less strident\, and experimented with a diverse range of historical sources as potential platforms from which to develop their individual idioms. Others still struck out in bold new direc tions\, drawing inspiration and techniques from the art world\, literature\ , and other sources.

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Such wide-rangin g activities defy any attempt to portray these architects as members of a c oherent group or “L.A. School.” More correctly\, the Architecture Gallery c onstitutes one of many loose\, temporary confederacies into which these arc hitects entered during their formative years. Here\, the heretics found str ength in numbers\, and the impact of their efforts was felt across Los Ange les and around the world.

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Gathering a n array of original drawings\, models\, photographic documentation\, video recordings\, and commentary alongside new assessment by current scholars\, A Confederacy of Heretics aims neither to canonize the participati ng architects nor to consecrate their unorthodox activities. Rather\, the e xhibition re-examines the early work of some of Los Angeles' most well-know n architects in a contemporary context\, charts the development of their mo st potent design techniques\, and documents a crucial turning point in Los Angeles architecture\, a time when Angeleno architecture culture shifted fr om producing local variations on imported themes to exporting highly origin al disciplinatory innovations to a global audience.

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Taken together\, the exhibition\, symposium\, and catalog th at comprise A Confederacy of Heretics offer a unique lens through which to analyze a pivotal moment in the development of late 20th century a rchitecture.

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Symposium Program

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The symposium format will be one (or two) ta bles of 4-6 panelists on stage\, each miked\, with a moderator on stage. Pa nelists are all from the generation immediately after the generation in que stion (late-40s to mid-50s). The Architecture Gallery architects are in the front row as respondents\, with a single hand-held wireless mic.\n

Friday\, June 14\, 2013

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3:00-5:00pm
Roundtable Dis cussion
Introduction by Todd Gannon &\; Ewan Branda
Moderated by Jeff Kipnis

Participants : Eugene Kupper\, Roland Coate\, Fred Fisher\, Frank Dimster\, Pete r de Bretteville\, Frank Gehry\, Thom Mayne\, Michael Rotondi\, Craig Hodge tts\, Robert Mangurian\, Eric Moss\, Coy Howard

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5:00-5:30pm
Break

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6:00-7:30pm
Keynote Lecture< br /> Introduction: Eric Moss
Keynote speaker: Thom Mayne

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7:30-9 :00pm
Reception

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Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A. celeb rates the city’s modern architectural heritage through exhibitions and prog rams at arts institutions in and around Los Angeles starting in April 2013. Supported by grants from the Getty Foundation\, Modern Architecture in L.A . is a wide-ranging look at the postwar built environment of the city as a whole\, from its famous residential architecture to its vast freeway networ k\, revealing the city’s development and ongoing impact in new ways. www.pa cificstandardtimepresents.org

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Pacific Standard Time Presents is an initiative of the Getty. A Confederacy of Heretics: The Architecture Gallery\, Venice\, 1979 is supported by grants from the Getty Foundation. Sustaining support is provi ded by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts\, the Vi nyl Institute and the Pasadena Art Alliance. The publication is underwritte n in part by Furthermore: a program of the J. M. Kaplan Fund. Additional su pport is provided by the Los Angeles Times Photographic Archive\, Departmen t of Special Collections\, Charles E. Young Research Library\, UCLA.

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SCI-Arc exhibitions and public programs are made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles \, Department of Cultural Affairs.

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