San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Group Show Includes Professor Lebbeus Woods & Alumni

September 04, 2012

Lebbeus Woods, Conflict Space 3, 2006; crayon and acrylic on linen; Collection SFMOMA

Lebbeus Woods, Conflict Space 3, 2006; crayon and acrylic on linen; Collection SFMOMA

FIELD CONDITIONS
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
September 1, 2012 - January 6, 2013

From the SFMOMA website: "Can there be architecture without buildings? What if a wall or a floor went on forever? What happens when people move through a room? From immersive installations to intricate drawings, the works in Field Conditions pose provocative questions about the construction, experience, and representation of space. This exhibition assembles an array of projects by both noted architects and contemporary artists — including Stan Allen [AR, '81], Tauba Auerbach, Sol LeWitt, Daniel Libeskind [AR, '70], Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Lebbeus Woods, and others — that redefine the relationships between invisible and visible, field and boundary, finite and infinite. Field Conditions invites us to imagine beyond the frame."

On October 4, 2012, Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher, Assistant Curator of Architecture and Design, will deliver a lecture on Lebbeus Woods' Conflict Space Series at SFMOMA.

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