Los Angeles, CA
The artists in this exhibit explore the connection of modernist architecture with political ideologies, social values, and contemporary reality, engendering dialogue about the role of government and public policy in the development, preservation, and use of the built environment.
Condemned To Be Modern brings together the work of 21 contemporary artists who have responded critically to the history of modernist architecture in Latin America. In works produced during the last two decades, these artists explore the effects, contradictions, and contested legacies of modernism in Brazil, Cuba, and Mexico as expressed through ambitious construction of government buildings, public housing, universities, and even new cities during moments of radical political and social change.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.