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FOUND IN TRANSLATION: DESIGN IN CALIFORNIA AND MEXICO 1915-1985

FOUND IN TRANSLATION: DESIGN
IN CALIFORNIA AND MEXICO 1915-1985


LOS ANGELES
LACMA
SEP 17 2018 - APR 01 2018

Found in Translation: Design in California and Mexico, 1915–1985 was a cutting-edge exhibition that explored the design dialogue between California and Mexico during 1915 and 1985. The exhibition was compiled of four main themes; Spanish Colonial Inspiration, Pre-Hispanic Revivals, Folk Art and Craft Traditions, and Modernism, exploring how modern and anti-modern design movements defined both locales throughout the twentieth century.

"The exhibition was compiled of four main themes; Spanish Colonial Inspiration, Pre-Hispanic Revivals, Folk Art and Craft Traditions, and Modernism, exploring how modern and anti-modern design movements defined both locales throughout the twentieth century"


Half of the show’s more than 250 objects represented architecture, conveyed through drawings, photographs, and films to explain the unique sense of place that characterized California’s and Mexico’s buildings. The other major focus was design in the form of: furniture, ceramics, metalwork, graphic design, and murals. Placing prominent figures such as Richard Neutra, Luis Barragán, Charles and Ray Eames, and Clara Porset in a new context while also highlighting contributions of less familiar specialists, the exhibition was the first to examine how interconnections between California and Mexico formed the material culture of each place, influencing and enhancing how they presented themselves to the wider world.

More info at https://www.lacma.org/art/exhibition/found-translation-design-california-and-mexico-1915-1985