Got a look at Peter Zumthor’s proposed design for the new LACMA building. It is all kinds of amazing. Find my write-up in ARCHITECT Magazine.
Above is one of my favorite features of the new design: the eastern portion of the building cantilevers over the La Brea Tar Pits’ biggest tar lake. In my view, this is one of L.A.’s most underrated sights. I’m glad to see the museum paying attention to it. (Photo by C-M.)
I recently spent some quality time inside Channa Horwitz‘s installation at François Ghebaly in Culver City, the last gallery show organized by the artist before her death in April. I liked the installation so much I made a GIF of all its movable parts (in addition to putting together a few words about it). Horwitz also has an interesting personal story. Click through to Hyperallergic to get the scoop — and the GIF.
I’ve got an update in ARCHITECT Magazine about Denise Scott Brown and the Pritzker Prize situation. Nine weeks after the story broke, and many media stories later, the committee has yet to announce whether it will give her the Pritzker retroactively for the joint work she did with her husband Robert Venturi (and for which he alone was honored with the award).
Plus: I have a walk-up to a performance by artist Carmen Papalia in Santa Ana on Saturday. The artist, who is blind, will will navigate downtown with nothing more than the sounds of a local marching band.
Two L.A. shows — one at LACMA and the other at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture — serve as interesting bookends to Modernism. Read my take at Hyperallergic.
I got to hit the James Turrell retrospective at LACMA. And it is pretty dang wild. My story in ARCHITECT.
…where I’m talking about William Powhida’s show at Charlie James Gallery in Los Angeles.
…where I’m discussing one of my favorite topics: whether photography should be allowed in museums. And yes, that’s me above, shooting through Teresita Fernandez’s 2005 sculpture Fire at SFMOMA.