Grant Mudford, A New Sculpturalism, Skira Rizzoli, 2013 KFC at MOCA: This building by Grinstein/Daniels Architects will be in the show, and so will Frank Gehry (again)
This is the fifth installment of our Pacific Standard Time Presents diary, tracking modern architecture happenings all over the city during the Getty's big initiative. Check out our previous entries:
*The Getty's Big, New Exploration of L.A. Architecture
*SCI-Arc's Gala and a Concert at Jackie Treehorn's House
*Everything Loose Will Land, A+D and Machine Project
*Where Are the Women?
You know what the problem is with writing diary entries every two weeks? SO MUCH CAN HAPPEN IN TWO WEEKS! I had just tapped 'publish' on my last column when a bombshell dropped somewhere near the Geffen Contemporary: Frank Gehry, the Columbo of the architecture world, is back in the MOCA show, you guys!
"A New Sculpturalism" opened this past Sunday, just a smidge behind schedule but now with all of its regularly scheduled participants. Although some may be, um, participating a bit too much? According to the Architect's Newspaper, Thom Mayne is trying to curate the show (which already has a curator, Christopher Mount) by sending emails to participants and adding even more architects to the show. It's something you can ask him about in person at the members' opening on June 22. Expect lots of heavy drinking and sighs of relief.More »