LA photographer Cathy Opie has made a short film about an arsonist who loves mid-century-modern LA houses so much, he’s driven to destroy them.
This week you can: party at a new art-inspired DTLA apartment building; immerse yourself in over 700,000 square feet of modern design; experience contemporary artists activating iconic architecture from the 1930’s; shop for Japanese animation merchandise; and mix music with architecture at the Rose Bowl.
Celebrated architect Frank Lloyd Wright was born 150 years ago last week, and the anniversary has been recognized with events and exhibitions. His style of “organic architecture” can be seen in his Los Angeles houses, including the Hollyhock House in Barnsdall Park. Why does this architect still tower in the public imagination?
Check out how Latin American artists interpret the meaning of home; explore the blurry area between influence and plagiarism; see landscape architects take on a Schindler-designed house; catch two talks on environmental justice and textile art; and explore the Music Center after hours.