Architecture of Life

January 31–May 29, 2016

The inaugural exhibition BAMPFA's landmark new building, Architecture of Life explores the ways that architecture—as concept, metaphor, and practice—illuminates various aspects of life experience. 

  • Diller Scofidio + Renfro: Hand holding a model for BAMPFA, 2012; digital photograph. Courtesy and © Diller Scofidio + Renfro.

    Diller Scofidio + Renfro: Hand holding a model for BAMPFA, 2012; digital photograph. Courtesy and © Diller Scofidio + Renfro.

  • Yuri Ancarani: still from Il Capo, 2010; 35mm; color, sound; courtesy of the artist and ZERO..., Milan.

  • Iannis Xenakis: Graphic score for Metastasis, glissandi of chords, 1954; graphite on graph paper; 8 ½ x 10 ⅞ in. Courtesy of the Xenakis family, Paris.

  • Mandala of Buddhakapala, Tibet, 19th–20th century; ink on cotton; 15 x 15 in.; University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Bequest of G. Eleanore Murray. Photo: Sibila Savage.

  • Lebbeus Woods: Sarajevo, from War and Architecture, 1993; graphite and colored pencil on board; 10 ⅝ x 12 ⅞ in. © Estate of Lebbeus Woods.

  • Ruth Asawa: Untitled (S.065), 1962; copper and brass wire; 94 x 17 ½ x 17 ½ in.; private collection, San Francisco. Photo: Laurence Cuneo. © Estate of Ruth Asawa.

  • Gustave Caillebotte: Le Pont de l’Europe, 1876; oil on canvas; 49 x 71 in.; collection of the Association des Amis du Petit Palais, Geneva. © Rheinisches Bildarchiv Köln, Michael Albers.

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