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The City of the Future: Hundred Story City in Neo-American Style (detail), Francisco Mujica, 1929. From Francisco Mujica, History of the Skyscraper, pl. 134. The Getty Research Institute, 88-B34645


  The City of the Future: Hundred Story City in Neo-American Style (detail), Francisco Mujica, 1929. From Francisco Mujica, History of the Skyscraper, pl. 134. The Getty Research Institute, 88-B34645

The Metropolis in Latin America, 1830–1930

September 16, 2017–January 7, 2018 | The Getty Center
Focusing on six capitals—Buenos Aires, Havana, Lima, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, and Santiago de Chile—The Metropolis in Latin America, 1830–1930 presents these cities as architectural landscapes shaped by sociopolitical upheavals and cultural transitions. Photographs, prints, plans, and maps illustrate the rapid urban growth across Latin America and the impact of key societal and economic transformations over a century.

This exhibition is part of the Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative.

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  Objeto ativo (cubo vermelho/branco), Active object (red/white cube), Willys de Castro, 1962. New York, The Museum of Modern Art. Promised gift of Patricia Phelps de Cisneros through the Latin American and Caribbean Fund in honor of Tomás Orinoco Griffin-Cisneros, 1997.127. Image courtesy Walter de Castro

Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA at the Getty

Opening September 16, 2017 | The Getty Center
Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA is a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles. For the second iteration of the Pacific Standard Time initiative, the GRI's exhibition The Metropolis in Latin America, 1830–1930 and three other exhibitions will be held at the Getty Center: Making Art Concrete, Golden Kingdoms: Luxury and Legacy in the Ancient Americas, and Photography in Argentina, 1850–2010. Taking place from September 2017 through January 2018, more than 70 cultural institutions across Southern California will participate with grants supported by the Getty Foundation.

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Read about the first Pacific Standard Time initiative, Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A.


  The Temptation of the Diagram (detail), Matthew Richie, 2014. Image courtesy ESMoA


Through August 27, 2017 | ESMoA, El Segundo, CA
Noema—Greek for "object of thought"—explores the monumental history of diagrams and is a collaboration between former GRI Artist-in-Residence Matthew Ritchie and GRI Associate Curator of Rare Books David Brafman. While in residence during the 2012/2013 scholar year, Ritchie researched this history and has since produced an artist's book, The Temptation of the Diagram, along with a 25-foot foldout, or leporello, print measuring the exact length of his former studio space at the GRI. Ritchie's publication and work of art were supported by the GRI Council and are featured in Noema, along with a selection of rare books from the GRI's special collections.

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  Color lithographs for Fin de Copenhague (one side of eight sheets), Asger Jorn, 1957. The Getty Research Institute, 2017.M.12. © 2017 Donation Jorn, Silkeborg / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VISDA

Situationist International Collection

This collection features materials related to the Danish artist Asger Jorn, the French intellectual Guy Debord, and various other figures associated with the Situationist International (SI), a historic avant-garde group revered for its cultural and theoretical production from 1957 to 1972. Widely regarded as the last of the artistic avant-gardes, this collection is organized into chapters related to SI members and associated groups and contains a mix of visual and manuscript material, publications, and a large amount of ephemera.

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Reyner Banham and the Paradoxes of High Tech

Todd Gannon
Architect and writer Todd Gannon examines Reyner Banham's writing on high-tech architecture and its immediate antecedents, shedding new light on Banham's early engagement with New Brutalism, his measured enthusiasm for "clip-on" architecture, and his advocacy for integrated mechanical and electrical systems. Gannon also investigates the architect's late work, including Banham's unfinished manuscript, Making Architecture: The Paradoxes of High Tech, the introduction of which is published here for the first time.

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  Le Corbusier's hands with a pebble, Lucien Hervé, 1951. The Getty Research Institute, 2014.M.30. © J. Paul Getty Trust

Lucien Hervé Photographs of Architecture and Artworks by
Le Corbusier

Finding Aid
As the official photographer to architect Le Corbusier, Lucien Hervé's extensive photographic collection contains over 18,000 negatives, 1,700 color slides, and 1,200 transparencies of the famed architect's designs. Organized by project, the images depict both executed and unrealized architectural designs, as well as nonarchitectural works such as paintings, tapestries, and sculptures. The collection also includes hundreds of portraits of Le Corbusier.

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  Fiona Tan at the Getty Center, 2017

ASCENT: A Film by Fiona Tan

Video of January 10, 2017, Film Screening and Conversation
In this video, 2016/2017 Artist-in-Residence Fiona Tan joins the GRI's Rani Singh to discuss Tan's work, including her art-film project ASCENT, which made its North American premiere as part of the GRI's Art on Screen series. Tan works primarily in film and photography and explores themes of identity, the deceptive nature of representation, and memory.

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