Monday, February 13, 2006

upcoming architecture events

a couple of upcoming events. and if I can ever figure out how to get my pix off my phone, I will eventually post my surreptitiously taken photos at the nomadic museum this weekend.

Please join the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House
for a curator walk-through of the exhibition SYMMETRY.

Saturday, February 18, 1 pm at the Schindler House.
Curators Kimberli Meyer and Nizan Shaked discuss the Symmetry exhibition.
Free with price of admission.

In the world of space and time, symmetry derives its meaning from a center, a repetition of forms on mirroring sides of an axis. The exhibition Symmetry features works by Los Angeles-based contemporary artists that use or relate to this concept. The artworks in the exhibition underscore and often directly respond to the unique symmetry of the Schindler House. Like the house, the works perform a spin on the idea of balance, the use of symmetry—or its careful undoing—appearing sometimes on the surface, sometimes hidden in the structure, but always at the core of a work’s meaning. Curated by Kimberli Meyer and Nizan Shaked, Symmetry presents work by nine artists: Edgar Arceneaux, Patrick Hill, Brandon Lattu, Sandeep Mukherjee, Amy Sarkisian, Eddo Stern and Jessica Hutchins, Stephanie Taylor and Sam Watters.

Symmetry is on view through May 7, 2006.

On Tuesday, February 28, as part of its Nights at the Mountain series
at (of course) the Mountain Bar in Chinatown, the Los Angeles Forum for
Architecture and Urban Design is hosting Pecha Kucha night with
architect John Southern as our host.

Pecha Kucha is a Japanese term that roughly translates as chit-chat,
or perhaps as irritating chatter. Pecha Kucha is a lot of fun for
short attention spans. Pecha Kucha is a new kind of venue for anyone
involved in, or interested in, architecture, design, fashion, and

Originally created by Tokyo's Klein Dytham Architects, Pecha Kucha
consists of 20 people showing 20 images each, each for 20 seconds.
The presentations start at 8:20 (20:20 in military time). There will
be no running over, there will be no turning back, there will be no
cover. Be sure to bring your friends and come thirsty.

Deadline for submissions is Sunday, February 26.

For more information, including Pecha Kucha rules, please visit our
web site:


At 10:58 AM, Blogger Team said...

hooray. i've been waiting and haunting the Forum for Architecture's events board for this year's Pecha Kucha announcement. should be fun



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