Everything loose will land


Everything Loose Will Land: Jef Raskin with Bloxes (life-sized cardboard building blocks), San Diego, 1970s
Until August 4, 2013

Exhibition in MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Schindler House, Los Angeles, USA.
This exhibition explores the cross-pollination that took place between architects and artists in Los Angeles from the late 1960s to 1980, exploring the intersection between architecture and other visual arts. Reframing Frank Lloyd Wright's famous quip, "Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles", the exhibition demonstrates that rather than merely abject, this
infamous looseness dislodged the arts from their separate habits and encouraged productive realignments amongst cultural practices. If the 1950s in LA were characterised by the city’s need to establish its establishment and by the arts’ commitment to notions of medium specificity, the 1980s were shaped by a virtually unbounded market and robust institution building that encouraged all the arts to focus on themselves and their individual advancement...