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July 28th, 2014

 
 

Utopian Favorites From Patrick Mansfield

 

 

Patrick Mansfield, collections manager at the Wende Museum and Archive of the Cold War, is one of six curatorial collaborators of Competing Utopias, on view at the Neutra VDL House. Through architecture and design objects, exhibit explores Cold War modernity in the East and West, twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall. On view at Neutra VDL Research House through September 13.

Patrick sat down with us and shared a few of his favorites from the collection:

Globe Clock, USSR, 1960s
The owner of this charming clock added their own personal flair to it, a cut out picture of Yuri Gagarin’s face. This object speaks to the pervasive presence of the space race, as well as the great unknown of the cosmos in the imaginations of the public.

Garden Egg Chair, East Germany, 1960s
The Garden Egg Chair is one of my favorite pieces of furniture in the Wende’s collection.The chair is a beautiful design made of polyurethane and meant to be mobile. I also enjoy listening to everyone plan where they would place it in their house.

RFT TFK 500 Camera, East Germany, 1970s
This camera is one of about 20 pieces of surveillance equipment featured in the installation. I enjoy the design of these objects and approach them for their aesthetic quality. There are a few working cameras and monitors that we’ve installed. We wanted to add a level of active and passive participation in the installation.

Neutra VDL Research House
2300 Silver Lake Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90039

Exhibition: July 13th, 2014 – September 13th, 2014
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LA Forum Event

 

The LA Forum Presents:
Linear City and The Big Atlas of L.A. Pools

The LA Forum’s summer exhibition features the work of Lane Barden and Benedikt Groß & Joseph K. Lee to illustrate two distinct ways of seeing our sun-drenched metropolis through infrastructure, water resources, and habitat. Linear City and The Big Atlas of L.A. Pools will be on view at WUHO Gallery in Hollywood June 19 through August 3, 2014 with an opening reception on Thursday, June 19.

Exhibition sponsors:
Kaplan Gehring McCarroll Architectural Lighting
Linear City Development LLC
The Friends of the Los Angeles River
Weldon Color Lab

LA Forum Events @ WUHO Gallery
6518 Hollywood Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Exhibition: June 19th, 2014 – August 2nd, 2014
Gallery Hours: Friday – Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

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Los Angeles Events

 

Simultaneous Contrasts | Regen Projects
Scott McFarland’s work reconsiders the concept of a photograph as the depiction of a single decisive moment captured in time. The images in Simultaneous Contratsts rexamine popular tourist locations, often depicted in postcards and travel books, in the Hamptons and New Orleans and presents a more unromantic interpretation of their commercialized image.

Regen Projects
6750 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Exhibition: July 11th, 2014 – August 16th, 2014
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COME IN! S,M,L,XLA | A+D Museum
Small, Medium, Large, Extra-Large Los Angeles takes Rem Koolhaas and Bruce Mau’s seminal text as a departure point and an organizing principle to examine the production and discourse of architecture and design within the city of L.A.

A+D Museum
6032 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Exhibition: June 20th, 2014 – August 31st, 2014
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Food – Water – Life / Lucy + Jorge Orta | Otis
Lucy and Jorge Orta’s works are relics of their own assemblages that are the platform for the preparation of food, mechanisms that purify water, and elements created for a 2007 expedition to Antarctica that are part of an effort to amend the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, contraptions built as powerful pieces of art intended to push us toward action and awareness.

Otis College of Art and Design
9045 Lincoln Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Exhibition: Saturday, August 16th, 2014 – December 6th, 2014
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Punk’d | SCI-Arc
Heather Flood brings a little visual anarchy to the gallery with Punk’d, an installation at SCI-Arc that explores the visual effects produced when two-dimensional graphic patterns (Balmoral tartan) are translated into three-dimensional constructions (punk spikes meet politics).

SCI-Arc Gallery
255 S. Santa Fe Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Exhibition: June 20th, 2014 – August 3rd, 2014
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