Esther McCoy and The Heat of American Modernist.Architecture and Design
Wed, 28.09.2011–Sun, 29.01.2012
MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles, USA
This is the first exhibition to highlight the extraordinary range and importance of McCoys work. The show and the accompanying fully-illustrated catalog survey McCoys Los Angeles activities, including her activist journalism in the 1930s focusing on Los Angeles slum clearances; her inside view of the day-to-day workings of architect Rudolph M. Schindlers studio; her work with popular and architectural press and the rise of innovative domestic architecture; her campaign to save Irving Gills 1916 Dodge House; and her always incisive stories that deliver an irresistibly compelling, first-hand view of American modernism.
Curators Kimberli Meyer, MAK Center Director; Susan Morgan, writer
The second edition of the MAK/ZINE is dedicated to works of applied art and architecture, created under the guiding principle of simplicity. Published on the occasion of the exhibition THINGS: plain & simple.
With a unique artistic intervention Donald Judd managed to blend the different stylistic worlds of the Baroque, Rococo, Classicism and Minimalism. Taking on a central position here is the Porcelain Chamber from the Palais Dubsky in Brno, one of the first rooms ever designed in European porcelain.