The exhibition portion of DIALOGUES focuses on media key to both art and architectural practices, as well as videos, books, catalogues and posters that allow the public to become familiar with the careers of the thirty DIALOGUES participants. The exhibition also includes audio selections from panel discussions at the MAK Center that comprised the first phase of the project.
DIALOGUES not only gathers artists and architects from Paris and Los Angeles, it focuses especially those whose cross-disciplinary work dissolves traditional boundaries between the professions. Several of the artists often work in the architectural field, and many of the architects collaborate with artists. DIALOGUES contributors include: Doug Aitken, Berdaguer/Pejus, Barbara Bestor, Claude Collins-Stracensky, Dahlqvist/Hommert, Escher/Gunewardena, Didier Faustino, Yona Friedman, Cyprien Gaillard, Fritz Haeg, Piero Golia, Ibai Hernandorena, Marie Jager, Alice Konitz, Vincent Lamouroux, Won Ju Lim, Tom Marble, Claude Parent, Francois Perrin, Ivette Soler, Linda Taalman, Oscar Tuazon, Xavier Veilhan, Eric Wesley, Pae White and Peter Zellner.
The exhibition features models and drawings that represent current and recent work by all the participants. In many cases, these are new or rarely seen examples. Among many highlights of the exhibition are a large watercolor by Doug Aitken; a drawing developed by Claude Parent for a house in the south of France; poster selections from Fritz Haeg; a public art sculpture proposal by Won Ju Lim; the remodel of a castle by Xavier Veilhan; a model of a structure by Eric Wesley and a concrete model by Peter Zellner of a house in Tijuana.
THE PROGRAM IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF MICHAEL ASHER, A PARTICIPANT IN DIALOGUES WHO PASSED AWAY LAST YEAR