2017 California-Pacific Triennial: Building As Ever

2017 California-Pacific Triennial:
Building as Ever

May 6 – September 3, 2017

The 2017 California-Pacific Triennial: Building as Ever explores our understanding of time relative to architecture and the built environment. It takes as its starting point the often-misguided idea that buildings are designed to last forever. By viewing architecture as an organic enterprise, the exhibition offers ways of accepting—and even embracing—the precariousness of a building.

The artists and collaboratives from the Pacific Rim Region featured in this exhibition engage in conversations that range from direct tactile representations of buildings to discursive dialogues that explore complexities as vast as international housing crises or as specific as individual lives and personal histories. The projects embrace a full range of media—drawing, photography, video, sculpture, and installation—as well as performance-based and socially engaged work. The majority of these projects have been created specifically for this exhibition and many are site-specific installations.

Artists:
anothermountainman, Carmen Argote, Michele Asselin, Cedric Bomford, Santiago Borja, Leyla Cárdenas, Cesar Cornejo, Beatriz Cortez, Estudio Teddy Cruz+Forman, Ken Ehrlich, Patricia Fernández, Yuki Kimura, Olga Koumoundouros, Lead Pencil Studio, Renée Lotenero, Cybele Lyle, Ronald Morán, Trong Gia Nguyen, Nancy Popp, Pilar Quinteros, Bryony Roberts, Alex Slade, Super Critical Mass, Wang Wei, and Haegue Yang

This exhibition was organized by the Orange County Museum of Art and curated by Cassandra Coblentz.

2017 California-Pacific Triennial: Building as Ever (installation view), 2017; Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA. Photo: Bliss Photography.
2017 California-Pacific Triennial: Building as Ever (installation view), 2017; Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA. Photo: Bliss Photography.
2017 California-Pacific Triennial: Building as Ever (installation view), 2017; Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA. Photo: Bliss Photography.