The Agenda: Frank Gehry, Architecture & the City, and Ligne RosetAuthor:Lindsey Shook
In a sweeping survey of Canadian-born, L.A.-based architect extraordinaire Frank Gehry’s work, LACMA presents more than 200 drawings—many of which have never been shown publicly—and 65 career-spanning models. The exhibit draws on two themes: urbanism and technology, with a focus on the development of digital systems adopted by today’s construction industry. You’ll even learn about CATIA, a software tool used in automotives and aeronautics for 3-D modeling purposes.
When: Sun. 9/13–Sun. 3/20/16
Where: LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles
The French furniture brand opens the doors to its pristine new 10,000-square-foot showroom in San Diego’s posh La Jolla neighborhood. Designed to mimic its coastal setting, the boutique is a tranquil escape in ocean hues and occupies the building that once housed the ’40s-era art-modern Cove Theatre. Expect to find classic collections from Prado and Togo as well as emerging designs.
When: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: Ligne Roset, 7726 Girard Ave., La Jolla, San Diego
The annual monthlong festival presented by AIA San Francisco and the Center for Architecture + Design promises panel discussions, screenings, and highly anticipated home tours. This year’s theme, Play: Design in Action, encourages visitors to think about the interplay between fun-and-games sensibilities and high design. Don’t miss this year’s home tours on September 26 (San Francisco) and 27 (Hillsborough).
When: Tues. 9/1–Wed. 9/30
Where: Various venues
The artist’s largest undertaking since the infamous five-part The Cremaster Cycle, River of Fundament is a film-based exhibition co-produced by Matthew Barney and the Laurenz Foundation. Inspired by Norman Mailer’s novel Ancient Evenings, the show introduces 14 large-scale sculptures weighing as much as 25 tons in addition to drawings, photos, and vitrines that were made in conjunction with the film. Themes and imagery allude to Mailer’s life and work, ancient Egyptian mythology, and the calamitous fall of the American automotive industry. This is a show worth traveling for.
When: Sun. 9/13–Mon. 1/18/16
Where: The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, 152 N. Central Ave., Los Angeles
Have you always wondered what house boat living looks like? Now’s your chance to see firsthand, when you can step inside more than a dozen floating homes. From repurposed World War II-era working boats to custom-built designs, you’ll get to see how the water-loving live.
When: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sat. 9/12
Where: Various venues, Sausalito
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