Global Citizen: The Architecture of Moshe Safdie, an exhibition exploring the renowned architect's design philosophy and practice over his nearly 50-year-long career, will make its U.S. premiere at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles from October 22, 2013 to March 2, 2014.
Curated by Donald Albrecht in close collaboration with Mr. Safdie, Global Citizen traces the journey from the architect's groundbreaking Habitat for Expo '67 in Montreal through recently opened mega-scale, mixed-use, and cultural projects from the U.S., India, and Singapore.
Through models, sketches, photographs, and films of 30 building projects, Global Citizen illuminates Safdie's design philosophy that a building should be an extension of its physical, historical, and cultural environments and presents the realization of this philosophy in projects from across the globe. Updated since its 2010 world premiere in Toronto, the U.S. premiere will include new photographs and films from recently opened Safdie Architects project, such as the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, AR; the Khalsa Heritage Centre in India; the United States Institute for Peace in Washington, D.C., and Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.
Global Citizen opens in conjunction with the completion of the fourth and final phase of the Skirball Cultural Center-the entire campus of which has been designed by Moshe Safdie. A campus of pavilions, courtyards, and gardens nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains, the Skirball is the nation's leading Jewish cultural institution; and the completion of the fourth and final phase marks the fulfillment of a 30-year master plan and collaboration between Safdie and Skirball President and CEO Dr. Uri Herscher. The fourth phase features two adjoining buildings-including a 9,000-square-foot grand hall flooded with natural light from nearly 100 custom-designed skylights-which will provide enhanced space for the Skirball's popular public programming.
Global Citizen: The Architecture of Moshe Safdie