introimage

Cissy Pao Watari

HONG KONG ARTS GUARDIAN ... read more

introimage

Doug Scott

 In a world where content is king ... read more

Art World

introimage

The Lions of MoMA

A Conversation with David Rockefeller and Agnes Gu... read more

introimage

The Los Angeles Art Association

The Los Angeles Art Association was founded ... read more

introimage

Richard Prince

Roxy Paine (b. 1966) sculpts paradoxes that interm... read more

introimage

An Art Protector

For Los Angeles’ Jack Rutberg, collecting is apart... read more

introimage

Elinor Milchan

  A magna cum laude graduate of Boston University, ... read more

introimage

Assurance for Insurance

Christiane Fischer of AXA Art offers a helping han... read more

introimage

Lawrence Schiller

At 72, photographer and Renaissance man Lawrence S... read more

introimage

Chaz Guest

  Painter Chaz Guest was born in Niagara Falls, New... read more

introimage

Phyllis George

Founder, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft Phyllis... read more

introimage

L.A.’s Renaissance Man

From Easy Rider to Azzurra, Dennis Hopper explains... read more

introimage

Jim McHugh

Jim McHugh has a profound connection with both Los... read more

introimage

Dreaming Watercolors

MAX BECKMANN’S VISUAL IMPRESSIONS VISIT SPAIN The... read more

introimage

Elizabeth Segerstrom

There is something about Elizabeth Segerstrom that... read more

introimage

Looking Toward The Light

Bergamot Station’s Rose Gallery presents the photo... read more

introimage

Three Fell Swoops

With three new archival acquisitions under its bel... read more

introimage

Gallerist Spotlight

Meg Maggio of Pékin Fine Arts, Beijing   As a tw... read more

introimage

The Art of the Chef Is Sometimes... The Art of the Switch

Whether or not they’ll admit it, everyone wants to... read more

introimage

Eli & Edythe Broad

Last year was an eventful one for Eli and Edythe B... read more

introimage

Eisenhower Medical Center

Utilizing the arts as a means of healing is a grow... read more

introimage

Photo LA & Photo Miami

Stephen Cohen, Founder; Alex Novak, Participating ... read more

introimage

Eli Broad

Venture Philanthropist Eli Broad enters the inner... read more

introimage

Bonnie Clearwater

Executive Director, Museum of Contemporary Art in ... read more

introimage

A Taste of Italy

Italians. They are, simply put, a people who have ... read more

introimage

Bill Viola

Bill Viola (b.1951) is internationally recognized ... read more

introimage

Kimberly Nichols

  Kimberly Nichols knew she was an artist almost fr... read more

introimage

Hometown Hero

Aix-en-Provence’s MUSÉE GRANET presents Cézanne in... read more

introimage

Colin B. Bailey

Associate Director and Peter J. Sharp Chief Curato... read more

introimage

Larry Bell

“I am in the process of celebrating my 49th year o... read more

introimage

Borislav Bogdanovich

  Borislav Bogdanovich (1899-1970) was a Serbian po... read more

introimage

Pearl Lam: Sharing the Beauty of Chinese Contemporary Art with the West

PEARL LAM SHARING THE BEAUTY OF CHINESE CONTEMPOR... read more

introimage

Margie Perenchio

Owner, LA Art House An accomplished pain... read more

introimage

Therien & Co.

Almost 30 years ago, a quartet of gentleman antiqu... read more

introimage

A Civic Achievement

Sherwood Hu’s Shanghai Pavilion dazzles with a new... read more

introimage

Soraya Sarah Nazarian

SORAYA SARAH NAZARIAN ARTIST HELPING ARTISTS ... read more

introimage

Art Connoisseur: Cathy Hau

ART CONNOISSEUR CATHY HAU CREATES ART EXHIBITIONS... read more

introimage

Wing Chao Named Humanitarian Ambassador

{password} Coinciding with Expo 2010 Shanghai, an... read more

introimage

The Aesthetics of Volume

An Interview with Fernando Botero The paintings o... read more

introimage

Ed Ruscha

Over the past 50 years, Edward Ruscha’s incisive p... read more

introimage

DAVID W. STREETS: KEEPING APPRAISED

DAVID W. STREETS: KEEPING APPRAISED by Lynn Morgan... read more

introimage

A Nationwide Arts Advocate

In recent years, Chris Kennedy has worked tireless... read more

introimage

Music Carved in Stone

  Many say it was Pythagoras, some 2,500 years ag... read more

introimage

Yamaha and Andy Moses

  Musical Instrument Innovators Great desig... read more

introimage

Innovative Directors of American Museums

How is the deep recession affecting the museum wor... read more

introimage

A Winning Bid

Santa Monica’s Robert Berman continues... read more

introimage

Awakening Of A Goddess

Composer Lucia Hwong Mixes Cultural Identity and W... read more

introimage

One Take Tony

Legend Anthony Benedetto takes one canvas at a tim... read more

introimage

Maya Lin

Recently, Maya Lin had large exhibitions at New Yo... read more

introimage

Mark Acetelli

  In Mark Acetelli’s small, one-bedroom apartment i... read more

introimage

An Impressive Impressionist’s Palette

Paris’ Cazeau-Béraudière Gallery gets personal Fo... read more

introimage

The Return of Cool

“The Cool School” presents a cinematic take on the... read more

introimage

Jordan Schnitzer

When noted art collector Jordan Schnitzer was a yo... read more

introimage

American Art Gallery

A TRADITIONAL INNOVATION IN CARMEL For Alec Elzaf... read more

introimage

Judit Fekete and Zoltan Pali

Directors, Museum of Design, Art and Architecture ... read more

introimage

Donna & Cargill MacMillan, Jr.

  Stepping out of the elevator into the Palm Spring... read more

introimage

At a Glance: Collecting with Conviction

Have you ever stepped into an art gallery and felt... read more

introimage

Louise Bourgeois

At 98, Louise Bourgeois is, in many ways, the moth... read more

introimage

Beyond Goya’s Ghosts

This fall, filmmaker Milos Forman brings Goya’s Gh... read more

introimage

Master of the Gavel

Bonhams & Butterfields President Malcolm Barbe... read more

introimage

Julius Shulman

In early October of 2007, Julius Shulman blew out ... read more

introimage

Framing the Scene

  While paintings may always be the real stars of t... read more

introimage

The Finest Fair on Earth: The European Fine Art Fair

The Finest Fair on Earth THE EUROPEAN FINE ART FA... read more

introimage

In His Own Words: Graham W.J. Beal

The director of Detroit Institute of Arts opens up... read more

introimage

Ann Philbin

Director, Hammer Museum, UCLA Career Highlights ... read more

introimage

Amy Cohen Banker

  One of the most versatile artists working today, ... read more

introimage

VOLTA & VOLTA NY

Amanda Coulson, Founder and Executive Director Wh... read more

introimage

Ruth Weisberg

ARTIST, PROFESSOR, PHILOSOPHER A good painting ca... read more

introimage

Into Plein Air

Santa Barbara painter and gallery owner Ralph Wate... read more

introimage

Michael Greco

  Michael Greco wanted to be a great Hollywood phot... read more

introimage

To the Sea!

After years in the making, David and Lee Ann Leste... read more

introimage

Toni Alexander

A seaside home was reborn miraculously as a remark... read more

introimage

Creating Glaciers One Piece of Wood at a Time

UCLA’s Hammer Museum presents the epic concoction ... read more

introimage

A Walk on the Artsy Side

FUELED BY A LITTLE COMPASSION AND A LOT OF INGENUI... read more

introimage

Sold!

AT SOTHEBY’S NEW YORK, PICASSO’S... read more

introimage

The Getty Foundation

When our country’s largest biennial of internation... read more

introimage

Wonder Woman Lisa Dennison

WONDER WOMAN LISA DENNISON THE MOST POWERFUL WOMA... read more

introimage

George Yepes

  George Yepes was born in Tijuana, Mexico and rais... read more

introimage

Betye Saar

  She has drawn and painted, made prints and photog... read more

introimage

Peter Lawson-Johnston

Leading The Guggenheim To New Ground He’s a visio... read more

introimage

The Art Show

Roland Augustine, ADAA President; Linda Blumberg, ... read more

introimage

Bruce Nauman

Bruce Nauman’s Topological Gardens earned him the ... read more

introimage

Eric McCauley

Director, Kimbell Art Museum Career Highlights E... read more

introimage

The Beautiful Illusions of Kohei Nawa

Lost in a little-known area of northern Tokyo, bet... read more

introimage

A Passion to Collect

Angus Mitchell’s Pacific Palisades home shines, th... read more

introimage

Gonzalo Duran

  Gonzalo Duran was born in Mexico, emigrated to th... read more

introimage

Jordan Schnitzer

JORDAN SCHNITZER SHARES HIS WEALTH OF ART WITH TH... read more

introimage

Rolex

Mentor & Protégé Arts Initiative A modern off... read more

introimage

Michael Govan

CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director, The Los Angeles... read more

introimage

Marty and Josy Collins

“People collect for different reasons. My family a... read more

introimage

The Bernard and Shirley Kinsey Foundation for the Arts and Education

Bernard and Shirley Kinsey’s lives embrace art, ph... read more

Design World

introimage

Yue Sai Kan

YUE SAI KAN COSMETICS GIANT, PHILANTHROPIST, ENTREPRENEUR ... read more

introimage

Uncompromising Taste

With four decades of designing behind him,Waldo Fernandez looks forward Strolling into the clattering Doheny café, La Conversation, you wouldn’t peg interior designer Waldo Fernandez for sixty. But... read more

introimage

Gary Gibson

  For a man who says he just never fit in, Gary Gibson has built quite a name for himself. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that this self-described outsider was born with a natural gift for art and design... read more

Creative World

introimage

Digital Media Trailblazer: Scott Ross

SCOTT ROSS DIGITAL MEDIA TRAILBLAZER ... read more

introimage

Davis and Dean Factor's Smashbox

DAVIS AND DEAN FACTOR'S SMASHBOX BUILDS A BEAUTY SUPERSTUDIO ... read more

introimage

Mondavi Family Winemakers

21st-Century Napa: A Look At The Players Leading The WIne Capital of North America Into The Next Decade and Beyond When you’ve been making wine as long as the Mondavi family has, it’s not just busi... read more

Archi-tailored

Category: Curators Published: Monday, 23 August 2010 17:27 Hits: 2807

Indeed, Skin + Bones: Parallel Practices in Fashion and Architecture is a pioneering exhibition that evidences how contemporary fashion and architecture have a hand-in-glove relationship. Staged by MOCA’s Curator of Architecture and Design Brooke Hodge, it illuminates the relationship of bones (structural frame- work) and skin (external surfaces) in fashions and buildings created by 46 archi- tects and fashion designers of the last 25 years.

Hodge says that she began to conceptualize the show six years ago. “I’ve thought for a long time how the two disciplines have borrowed from each other and interact,” she says, citing as inspiration the sculptural garments of designer Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons and some of the more acclaimed examples of contemporary architecture.“Good fashion and good architecture are based on form and flow of line; they are timeless and not trend-based,” she explains.

Hodge cites that some of Gehry’s building surfaces were inspired by Japanese designer Issey Miyake’s sculpturally pleated garments and that the Southern California-based architect clad the Walt Disney Concert Hall in formed steel much like Comme des Garçons’ Kawakubo wrapped the distorted female form she created with her seminal Body Meets Dress, Dress Meets Body collection.

Italian-born architect/engineer/fashion designer Elena Manferdini—whose work appears in Skin + Bones—says that she approaches designing a dress much like she would the surface of a building. For her, it’s about transposing human scale and form. Aiming to subvert preconceived notions of seams, materials, modules and color, she tests her ideas on small-scale fashions with the goal of applying them to larger buildings.“The dress for the exhibition is the result of a compre- hensive research on the relationship between fashion and architecture. It sees clothing as a source of traditional and innovative techniques to introduce creativ- ity, effect and taste to the mass culture of building standards,” she comments.

Neil Denari, principal of Los Angeles firm Neil M. Denari Architects, says that architecture, although market driven, allows architects to establish their own notion of fashion. “Buildings, much like apparel, translate into the identity of the buyer,” he says. On the other hand, he suggests that architecture is also about staying impervious to trends while still remaining true to the timeframe in which a building is conceived. “History ultimately judges our work,” he concludes.

Pictured: Todd Eberle, Untitled No. 1, 2003. Frank Gehry,Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, California, 2003. Photo © Todd Eberle.