SFMOMA Planning Posthumous Lebbeus Woods Exhibition

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Friday, December 7, 2012
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Urban Field, 1987. (Courtesy SFMOMA)

Urban Field, 1987. (Courtesy SFMOMA)

Just weeks after architect Lebbeus Woods’ death at age 72, SFMOMA is getting the word out about a new exhibition of his work that will run from February 16th through June 2nd, 2013. The show, entitled Lebbeus Woods, Architect, will feature 75 pieces from the eccentric designer’s portfolio—most of them mutating forms in pencil— including Nine Reconstructed Boxes (1999) and High Houses (1996), which are currently in the SFMOMA collection. From SFMOMA’s exhibition description:

Acknowledging the parallels between society’s physical and psychological constructions, architect Lebbeus Woods (1940 – 2012) depicted a career-long narrative of how these constructions transform our being. Working mostly with pencil on paper, Woods created an oeuvre of complex worlds—at times abstract and at times explicit—that present shifts, cycles, and repetitions within the built environment. His timeless architecture is not in a particular style or in response to a singular moment in the field; rather, it offers an opportunity to consider how built forms are transformative for the individual and the collective, and how one person contributes to the development and mutation of the built world.

See more images from the museum’s impressive Woods’ collection below.

Geomechanical Tower Inner Central Shaft, 1987. (Courtesy SFMOMA)

Geomechanical Tower Inner Central Shaft, 1987. (Courtesy SFMOMA)

San Francisco Project, Inhabiting The Quake, Quake City, 1995. (Courtesy SFMOMA)

San Francisco Project, Inhabiting The Quake, Quake City, 1995. (Courtesy SFMOMA)

Concentric Field, 1987. (Courtesy SFMOMA)

Concentric Field, 1987. (Courtesy SFMOMA)

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