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​Sharon Johnston, photo by Eric Staudenmaier; Francois Perrin, photo by Kevin Scanlon; Michael Maltzan, photo by Ron Eschel

The Idea of Architecture


Join us for discussions on architecture with Sharon Johnston, Michael Maltzan, and François Perrin. Johnston maintains a deep commitment to architecture history, while collaborating with an extensive network of contemporary artists, graphic designers, and writers to broaden the breadth of design research. Maltzan’s celebrated Star Apartments, a mixed-use complex of 102 apartments for the Skid Row Housing Trust, explores how architecture can create new possibilities for a dramatically underserved population as well as for the city at large. Perrin’s architectural projects are concerned with site-specificity and local and sustainable systems; Perrin is also a curator, educator, and noted Yves Klein scholar. These talks are part of a series of in-gallery programs focusing on core ideas in the exhibition Doug Aitken: Electric Earth.

Priority seating is available to MOCA members one hour before the program. Fifteen minutes before the program begins seating will be open to non-members. Early arrival is recommended.

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