Greg Lynn and Alumni Tom Wiscombe


In conjunction with the MOCA exhibition A New Sculpturalism: Contemporary Architecture from Southern California

MOCA Grand Avenue, 250 S. Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles
Free/ Please RSVP to 213/621-1745 or education@moca.org


Is "sculpturalism" an apt description for the work of architects featured in this exhibition? Is there a more generative or accurate category, or is the mere act of definition troublesome? Engage with multiple perspectives on this timely topic; in conjunction with A New Sculpturalism: Contemporary Architecture from Southern California. Speakers include Los Angeles Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne, and UCLA Professor Greg Lynn and UCLA M.Arch. I '99 Alumni and Sci-Arc Faculty Tom Wiscombe; KCRW's Frances Anderton moderates.

A New Sculpturalism: Contemporary Architecture from Southern California examines the work of more than thirty major and emerging figures in contemporary Los Angeles architecture of the last twenty-five years.Celebrating the ideas, projects, and processes of an architectural community that continually seizes the opportunity to redefine architecture, locally and globally, from within a city renowned for incubating architectural experimentation.

The exhibition presents works by thirty-eight architectural firms based in Los Angeles.In addition to a range of built work being showcased, three pavilions designed especially for the exhibition by younger and emerging Los Angeles firms will be presented. These structures will succinctly demonstrate that many of the earlier innovations that took place in the late 1970s and 1980s are still very much part of the dialogue in architecture today. They will also highlight the changes and advancements in digital technology that have allowed for the use of a plethora of new geometries and materials.

Exploring the inventions and experimentation of Los Angeles' architectural community, this exhibition demonstrates how the city is one of the world's vibrant centers for architectural thinking and creation, exporting its creative, intellectual capital all over the world.