June 29, 2013 |
The new architecture exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art - and we'll get to its ever-changing title in a moment - is the product of a museum in significant disarray. That much has been clear for several weeks, as MOCA director Jeffrey Deitch nearly canceled the show, pushed out its curator and rushed to raise some 11th-hour funds to get the whole thing ready by June 16, two months later than originally planned. FOR THE RECORD: "A New Sculpturalism": A review in the June 30 Arts & Books section of the exhibition "A New Sculpturalism" at the Museum of Contemporary Art's Geffen Contemporary space said several architects have a bigger presence in the final version of the show than they did in a version planned earlier.
December 29, 2002 |
Gae Aulenti Architect Italian architect Aulenti made her reputation with the Musee d'Orsay in Paris and several Italian projects, including an Italian Pavilion for Seville's Expo '92. Her style is often noted for a sense of space, and an imaginative use of wood and brick. Aulenti, who says she likes "forms in a harmonious relationship with the context for which they are created," also works in interior and industrial design.
May 4, 2003
Regarding "Singer Clooney's Home Is Sold" (Hot Property, April 27): I can understand that a recently deceased well-known entertainer's home in Beverly Hills has been sold; life goes on. But it's tragic that "the buyer, a businessman who owns several large retail and wholesale properties in the downtown L.A. fashion district, plans to raze the house." This undoubtedly classic and beautiful home was owned by Rosemary Clooney for 50 years and before that by an American icon, George Gershwin.
October 10, 1989 |
Dave Dravecky, who battled back from cancer only to break his arm pitching, injured his arm again in the Giants' postgame celebration Monday. Dravecky, who was in uniform but not on the Giants' playoff roster, may have dislocated his left shoulder, assistant trainer Greg Lynn said. He will be examined at the Palo Alto Clinic today by team physician Gordon Campbell, who helped Dravecky rehabilitate his arm after cancer surgery.
May 17, 2009 |
The new Architecture and Design Museum on Wilshire Boulevard across from LACMA won't be completed until fall, but already it's being recycled to accommodate a new exhibition. "Upcycling: Recuperating Past Lives" would seem to be an appropriate show, considering that it promises a fresh spin on using reclaimed, reformed and rehabilitated materials in art and design projects while occupying a space still under construction.
January 24, 2003 |
One of the seven architectural teams vying to redesign the World Trade Center site has been dropped from the competition, a move prompted by the withdrawal of one of the team's key members, industry giant Skidmore Owings & Merrill. Along with Skidmore, its many teammates on the effort, including Los Angeles architect Michael Maltzan, have been removed from contention -- action that insiders said came as a surprise to some team members. The flurry of activity began with a Dec.