Condemned To Be Modern Gallery Talk - Department of Cultural Affairs Condemned To Be Modern Gallery Talk - Department of Cultural Affairs

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Condemned To Be Modern Gallery Talk

Date
September 16
Time
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Exhibition artist Terence Gower and LA-based writer Susan Morgan speak about the interconnected histories of Los Angeles and Mexico through the American writer and architecture critic Esther McCoy (1904-89) who spent extended times in Mexico during the 1950s and wrote eloquently about the modernist designs and architecture of Luis Barragan, Clara Porset, Felix Candela, Francisco Artigas, and Juan O’Gorman.

Gower has made work in response to the Esther McCoy Papers at the Archives of American Art. He also recently participated in the exhibition Passersby 02: Esther McCoy at Museo Jumex in Mexico City (2016). He is known for a large body of work based on post-war architecture and urbanism in Mexico, from which two key video works are on show in the exhibition.

Morgan is editor of Piecing Together Los Angeles: An Esther McCoy Reader and has written extensively about McCoy for publications ranging from The Journal of the Archives of American Art to The New York Times. In 2011, with Kimberli Meyer, she co-curated Sympathetic Seeing (2011), at the MAK Center at the R.M. Schindler House.

Location

Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery
4800 Hollywood Boulevard,
Los Angeles, 90027
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Phone:
323-644-6269
Website:
http://www.lamag.org/

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