SCI-Arc is pleased to announce its spring 2013 schedule of public lectures, discussions and exhibitions, welcoming an international roster of award-winning architects, urban historians, critics, writers, designers and artists. Speakers include architects Pier Vittorio Aureli, Davin Ruy, Andrew Zago, Ben van Berkel and Eric Owen Moss, urban developer and SCI-Arc Trustees Tom Gilmore, and Pulizter-Prize finalist, musician Tod Machover.
(L to R): Tod Machover/MIT Media Lab, Marcelyn Gow/servo Los Angeles, Tom Gilmore/Old Bank District, Los Angeles
A highlight of the spring 2013 events roster, the SCI-Arc-hosted exhibition A Confederacy of Heretics: The Architecture Gallery, Venice, 1979 will examine the pivotal role played by the temporary gallery held in the home of architect Thom Mayne for several months in 1979. The first gallery in Los Angeles dedicated solely to architecture, each week Mayne’s Architecture Gallery showcased the work of an emerging architect or group, including Eugene Kupper, Roland Coate, Frederick Fisher, Frank Dimster, Frank Gehry, Peter de Bretteville, Morphosis (Thom Mayne and Michael Rotondi), Studio Works (Craig Hodgetts and Robert Mangurian), and Eric Owen Moss, thus becoming a crucible for contemporary architectural culture in L.A. On view in both the SCI-Arc Gallery and SCI-Arc Library, this exhibition is funded by the Getty Foundation as part of the Getty's Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A. initiative.
Other SCI-Arc programs featured in spring 2013 span from innovative theory to contemporary architecture, technical practice, music and media. Events and exhibitions at SCI-Arc are always free to the public.