By Justine Testado|
Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017
The works of Albert Frey and Lina Bo Bardi come together in “Albert Frey and Lina Bo Bardi: A Search for Living Architecture”, at the Palm Springs Art Museum. The exhibition delves into how each architect's work represents the rise of the São Paulo and Southern California architectural scenes in the mid-20th century — a theme in tandem with Los Angeles' ongoing Pacific Standard Time LA:LA.
Although the two never met in person, the exhibition starts with the moment that Bo Bardi translated Frey’s “Living Architecture for Domus” treatise and it explores the architects' shared belief that architecture is a way to connect people, nature, and buildings.
Displayed in a colorful installation designed by Barbara Bestor, the exhibition is open now until January 7, 2018. Catch a glimpse of it below.
“[Bo Bardi and Frey] each created modernist houses, furniture, public buildings, and approaches to urban design that moved beyond strict European rationalism to embrace the social and environmental contexts specific to their adoptive homes in the Americas.
Even as they employed modern technologies, they responded to the climate and terrain of the local environment and the people whose personal and social experiences were touched by those conditions.”
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