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POSTPONED TO FALL 2020: Architectural Bestia

Curated by Hernán Díaz Alonso and Designed by M. Casey Rehm

April 24 – May 31
April 24, 6pm: Opening Reception

SCI-Arc Gallery
April 03, 2020 at 7:00pm

Featuring work by BairBalliet , Hernán Díaz Alonso, Griffin Enright, Damjan Jovanovic, Alberto Kalach, Ferda Kolatan, Elena Manferdini, Fabian Marcaccio, Lucy McRae, P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S, Florencia Pita & Co, M. Casey Rehm, Ruy Klein, Servo LA-Stockholm, Testa & Weiser, Tom Wiscombe, and Liam Young.

In every process of evolution, there is a period of extreme contamination that lends the possibility for the trajectories of species to begin to mutate. In the last thirty years, design has experienced multiple paradigm shifts generated by an eruption of new methodologies. These were derived mainly from new technologies, but also from a series of cultural changes, each prompting a reorganization in the culture of design, architecture, and art, and violating an old order, rendering it historical, obsolete. Today, perhaps as never before, we share a technical language that flows from discipline to discipline, altering the paths of previously discrete branches of knowledge. Many practices—art, architecture, fashion, film, music—explore similar ambitions, ideas rippling across and among them. The notion of authorship itself is in flux. This exhibition acknowledges and propels this phenomenon. It seeks to carve a path through a jungle of aesthetic and conceptual similarities to provoke contamination. Through artificial intelligence, the work featured will be exposed to a perpetual state of transformation and mutation. The exhibition gathers a key set of practices, primarily from architecture, but also from art and fashion, to reveal facets of the strange beast that the tumultuous paradigm shifts of recent decades have left behind.

This exhibition is generously supported by Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.