Jim Olson: Architecture for Art


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The Museum of Art / WSU in Washington state holds the first retrospective of the architecture of Jim Olson of Olson Kundig architects in Seattle.

Jim Olson: Architecture for Art

"Architecture for Art" is the title of the first exhibition to focus on the 45 year career of Jim Olson, one of the founders of Olson Kundig architects in Seattle.

Visitors can explore all of Olson?s work through original sketches and drawings, models and blown-up photographs; from private home designs including the architect?s own home to public projects such as the Lightcatcher Museum in Bellingham or St. Mark?s Cathedral, from exhibition installations such as the Noah?s Ark Exhibit to cultural centres such as The Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.

The exhibition looks at artistic, cultural and natural aspects of the projects to allow visitors to understand the influence of the architect?s work on his contemporaries.

The installation, designed by Olson himself, offers visitors an initial direct, sensorial experience of the spaces the architect designs, in a unique combination of art and architecture.

(Agnese Bifulco)

Title: Jim Olson: Architecture for Art
Location: Washington State University Museum of Art, USA
Dates: September 30 to December 10 2011