Drama in the Making of 'A New Sculpturalism'

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A couple years back, MOCA brought in a visiting curator, Christopher Mount, to create a show of LA architecture dating back 25 years. The Getty granted the museum almost 450,000 dollars and he developed a show that he called A New Sculpturalism.  

He brought in over 30 architects, including three he considered to be fathers of this “sculptural” approach – Frank Gehry, Thom Mayne and Eric Owen Moss. But the framing of the show upset several of the architects, among them Frank Gehry who pulled out of the show in spring, leading to a stalling of the show. After negotiations between the Getty, MOCA, Frank Gehry and some of the other architects, the show got back on track.

Elena with model MOCA

Credits

Guests:
Michael Webb - architecture critic and author, Frank Gehry - Gehry Partners, Thom Mayne - Morphosis Architects, Christopher Hawthorne - Chief Design Officer, Mayor's Office, City of Los Angeles; former architecture critic at the Los Angeles Times - @hawthorneLAT, Elena Manferdini - Atelier Manferdini , Christopher Mount - independent curator

Host:
Frances Anderton

Producer:
Frances Anderton