Now dubbed the "Black Flower," this ambitious vision will be made public in an exhibition opening Sunday at LACMA as part of the Getty funded Pacific Standard Time Presents. A massive, six-ton concrete model of the proposed new building, which critics are hailing as "bracingly forward-looking" anchors the exhibition. Read my take on the proposal here.
SUNDAY, JUNE 9
The Presence of the Past: Peter Zumthor Reconsiders LACMA
LACMA (Miracle Mile)
Opening day of The Presence of the Past: Peter Zumthor Reconsiders LACMA, an exhibition exploring the proposed future of the museum's campus. Pritzker winning Swiss architect Peter Zumthor has been commissioned to rethink the east campus, providing new insight into the meaning and function of an encyclopedic museum and the relationship of architecture to its site. The exhibition includes an examination of the museum's buildings within the history of Hancock Park and focuses on Zumthor's preliminary plans for a new building to house the permanent collection. This show is presented as part of the Getty's initiative Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A. Watch a BBC segment on Zumthor's design approach here. On view through September 15, 2013.