A New Sculptralism: MOCA’s Controversial L.A. Architecture Exhibit
A new Sculpturalism, lifts the lid on thirty-eight major and emerging architecture practices within the city of Los Angeles.
What unites this group of architects is not a drive towards a singular aesthetic, style or form but rather a relentless commitment to asking essential questions and challenging the very notion of what architecture is and can be. Their work is distinguished by innovative design, inventive use of materials, and a bold visual vocabulary. Many have deep roots in Southern California, while others have been drawn here from around the world by the magnetic lure of an un-constrained creative environment.
~excerpt taken from MOCA
Fellow friend and writer, Tibby Rothman gives her personal perspective on MOCA’s Controversial L.A. Architecture Exhibit.
Sometimes architects are compared to artists. But often the closest counterpart to what an architect does is not that of an artist, but a screenwriter. A friend of mine, a sculptor, once pointed out that filmmaking is “art by committee.” And so, can be, architecture.